East Tennessee History Day, a brown bag lecture and documentary presentation by award-winning East Tennessee students, will be noon Wednesday, Aug. 9, at East Tennessee History Center, 601 S. Gay Street. Admission is free and attendees are encouraged to bring a “brown bag” lunch.
The National History Day competition is an annual contest for middle and high school students. Each year students advance from school, district and state levels to compete in the national finals at College Park, Maryland. This program will feature video documentaries by East Tennessee students who have won first place or scored high in nationals. The entries are based on local stories: a family farm lost to a TVA Dam, a 1929 strike by women workers at a rayon plant in Elizabethton, and the story of a minister/physician who left a lucrative career to establish a mission in the mountains of Sevier County, where his many baby deliveries included the little girl who grew up to become Dolly Parton. Info: 865-215-8824 or www.EastTNHistory.org.