Our special events take history a step further.....
2018 Events schedule
PARK DAY - APRIL 7, 2018 - 9AM
SPONSORED BY THE CIVIL WAR TRUST
On Saturday, April 7, 2018, history buffs, community leaders and preservationists will team up with the Civil War Trust at more than 155 sites in 32 states to answer the call to service on Park Day. Celebrating its twenty-first year, Park Day has attracted volunteers of all ages and abilities bound by their dedication to serving their communities at historic sites nationwide.
Mabry-Hazen House will participate in Park Day on Saturday, April 7, 2018, from 9am to 2pm. Activities will include mulching, removal of invasive plants, washing the historic house, planting flowers, preparing the garden beds, and general spring-cleaning. Some tools will be provided, but volunteers are encouraged to bring rakes, pitchforks, tarps, and similar yard tools.
The Civil War Trust is the largest and most effective nonprofit organization devoted to the preservation of America’s hallowed battlegrounds. Although primarily focused on the protection of Civil War battlefields, through its Campaign 1776 initiative, the Trust also seeks to save the battlefields connected to the Revolutionary War and War of 1812. To date, the Trust has preserved close to 43,000 acres of battlefield land in 23 states. For a complete list of participating Park Day sites, visit Civilwar.org/parkday.
Additional information about the event can be obtained by calling 865-522-8661.
Please RSVP by April 1st.
Tennessee statehood day - June 2, 2018 10am-3pm
June 1, 2018 marks the 222nd anniversary of Tennessee’s admission into the Union as the 16th state. The Historic Homes of Knoxville have partnered to celebrate Statehood Day on May 27th and June 3rd. These sites include places of historical significance in the exciting journey from the creation of our country to the founding of our state. The Historic Homes of Knoxville include: Blount Mansion, Crescent Bend, James White’s Fort, Mabry-Hazen House, Marble Springs, Ramsey House, and Historic Westwood. Each site will have individual ways of celebrating the birth of Tennessee. This is a free museum day to the public.
Fourth of July Celebration - JULY 4, 2018
Commemorate our nation's independence Mabry-Hazen House host its third annual Fourth of July Celebration on Wednesday, July 4th, 2018. Join us for time-honored traditions, family-friendly festivities, and one of the most spectacular views of the city's July 4th firework. We will have a reading of the Declaration of Independence, historic games like melon seed spitting, and sack races, tours of the historic house and so much more!
LINEAGE & LEGACY - September 30th, 2018 - 2pm-4pm
A special celebration of one of Knoxville’s first families, the event will center on remembering the Mabry & Hazen family’s impact both past and present. Join us in 2018 for a one-act play written by Tyler Gregory and performed by the Tennessee Stage Company. The play will imagine the Mabry's Hill and Knoxville during the Civil War The event also will serve as a membership drive and annual meeting of the membership. In addition to the play, guests will enjoy light refreshments as well as tours of the 1858 house and original collection. Admission is $10 and supports the museum’s mission to preserve and educate the public about a valuable part of East Tennessee history. Members attend free of charge.
FOUNDERS DAY LUNCHEON - OcT 3, 2018
The Historic Homes of Knoxville are pleased to invite the public to a luncheon on Wednesday, October 3, 2018, at 11:30 AM at the East Tennessee History Center to celebrate the founding of the City of Knoxville 227 years ago.
Join us for a delicious luncheon, with remarks from Steven E. Woodworth, American historian and professor of history at Texas Christian University, will discuss Civil War battles in East Tennessee.
Knoxville's key leaders will come together to celebrate and promote the city and its most precious properties, including Blount Mansion, Crescent Bend House and Gardens, James White's Fort, Mabry-Hazen House, Marble Springs State Historic Site, Ramsey House, and Historic Westwood. Proceeds from the luncheon will benefit the joint promotional activities of the Historic Homes.
Purchase tickets through www.hhknoxville.org or by calling 865-523-7543 by September 28.
ANNUAL CHRISTMAS TOURS - 2017
DEC. 8th, 5pm-8pm & Dec. 9th, 2pm-5pm
Mabry-Hazen House invites you to join us for our annual Christmas Tours. Our final event of the year before we close for the winter, the rooms of the house will be decorated in the spirit of the holiday season. Tours are scheduled for Saturday, December 8th from 5-8pm and Sunday, December 9th from 2-5pm. We ask for a suggested donation of $5 for non-members. Children under 13 and members are free of charge. Historically-inspired light refreshments will be served. Donations are encouraged and appreciated. Mabry-Hazen House will be open by appointment from December 10th, 2018 until March 1st, 2019.