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Knoxville History Project: When the World Came to Knoxville: Remembering the 1982 World’s Fair

May 4, 2022 @ 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. |

The Knoxville World’s Fair is 40 years old this year, but does that make it historic? In this program, hear how five different historians would answer that question. Jack Neely, director of the Knoxville History Project, will be joined by three professors from the University of Tennessee, and Dr. Michael Camp, author of a recent book that examines the key role of East Tennessee in addressing the national energy challenges of the 1970s and 1980s. The evening will include rare film clips from the fair, provided by the Tennessee Archive of Moving Image and Sound. Attendees will receive a free copy of a limited-edition short booklet produced by the Knoxville History Project on the fair and its legacy. Booklets will be available on a first-come-first-served basis. The program will also provide a preview of a four-part podcast series on the history of the World’s Fair, produced in collaboration with WUOT-FM.

Organizer

Knoxville History Project
Email:
jack@knoxhistoryproject.org
Website:
https://knoxvillehistoryproject.org/

Details

Attended By
Community Leaders, Elected Officials, Public
Event Admittance
Open to Public
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Venue

East Tennessee History Center
601 S. Gay St.
Knoxville , TN 37902 United States
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Phone:
(865) 215-8800
Website:
http://www.easttnhistory.org/

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