Knoxville is rich in Civil War history, and this spring, the 2015 Tennessee Civil War Sesquicentennials’ signature event, “Reconstruction Tennessee“ will bring in more than 6,000 people looking to learn a little more about the city’s past. If you are moving to the area, your Knoxville moving company recommends that you attend this historical event.
The event will take place April 30 through May 1 in Knoxville. The opening ceremony will take place at the Knoxville Convention Center, where there will be music, discussions, and speakers. Crowds will enjoy musical performances by Fisk Jubilee singers. There will even be book signings, featuring writers like Todd Grace, president and CEO of the Georgia Historical Society, and Luke Harlow, a history professor at The University of Tennessee Knoxville. There will also be a keynote speaker, Caroline E. Janney, who is a professor of history at Purdue; she has written extensively on the Civil War.
Workshops for educators and history buffs alike will be open throughout the event. There will also be a separate but related event, the Blue and Gray Reunion and Freedom Jubilee. Guests will be able to tour Civil War sites and forts and listen to speech reenactments. The events are a huge group effort, and it is jointly sponsored by the Tennessee Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, Tennessee Department of Tourist Development, and other Tennessee-based organizations.
If you are moving to Knoxville, you will have to check out Reconstruction Tennessee. It was named as one of the American Bus Association’s Top 100 Selection Committee’s best events of 2015. It will be a great learning experience for kids and a wonderful event for any history buffs in the family.