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March 19, 2019

Please join Knox Heritage for Preservation Network: Lecture – A History of Chilhowee Park presented by Jennifer Montgomery.

Chilhowee Park is a public park, fairgrounds and exhibition venue located off Magnolia Avenue in East Knoxville. Developed in the late 19th century, the park is now home to the Tennessee Valley Fair, and hosts several dozen expositions annually. The land that became Chilhowee Park was initially part of a dairy farm purchased by Professor Fernando Cortes Beaman (1836–1911) in 1875. In 1910 and 1911, Chilhowee Park hosted the two Appalachian Expositions, which were held to demonstrate progress in Southern industry. Former president Theodore Roosevelt spoke at the 1910 exposition, and President William Howard Taft spoke in 1911. There is so much to learn about the history of this landmark park.

Located at Knox Heritage, at Historic Westwood

Tuesday, March 19 - 6pm