Knoxville History Project Annual Luncheon: Virtual Event Honoring Dr. Charles and Terry Faulkner
Dr. Charles Faulkner has used archeology combined with in-depth research to bring out some of the untold stories of Knoxville: James White’s forgotten final home; Blount Mansion’s complicated legacy; the tragedy at Cavett Station; and architectural landmark Ramsey House. His wife, graphic artist Terry Faulkner, has worked the more modern history of Bearden both in written research and installation of stone markers noting the unique neighborhood’s best stories. Working together, the Faulkners have added much to what we know of the once-formidable Union Fort Sanders, the site of the worst loss of life in Knoxville history. Finding some of its secrets still lying beneath the houses and streets, they’ve raised intriguing questions about the site. The virtual event to honor the couple will serve as a benefit for the Knoxville History Project, which also will recognize the couple’s recent work, co-writing “Rediscovering Fort Sanders: The American Civil War and Its Impact on Knoxville’s Cultural Landscape,” published by UT Press. Donations will be accepted. The event is free to attend and can viewed on Facebook or YouTube.