East Tennessee History Fair 2011

Tomorrow meets yesterday at the East Tennessee History Fair 2011, Knoxville
The entire cast of characters, East Tennessee History Fair 2011, Knoxville

This has to be one of the most picturesque events in Knoxville every year. It almost doesn’t much matter which direction you point your camera something good is likely to happen. The only other event about which I might make the same statement would be the Hola Festival. As a result, I had great difficulty narrowing my photographic selections for this post. You may not believe me after you see how many pictures I’ve included, but I eliminated a very large number that I took that day.

East Tennessee History Fair 2011, Knoxville

East Tennessee History Fair 2011, Knoxville

Indigenous Representative, East TN. History Fair, Knoxville

East Tennessee History Fair 2011, Knoxville

So, I’ll be short on words and let the pictures talk. For the uninitiated, this is an event sponsored by the East Tennessee Historical Society. It features reenactors from every era as well as history-related booths and organizations. The emphasis this year was on the Civil War which began 150 years ago this year. Also on the agenda was the David Crockett 225th birthday celebration which I covered in a recent blog.

“You got a problem with me walking in front of you? Seriously?”

Excellent Harmonies, East Tennessee History Fair 2011, Knoxville

Trolley tours took riders through the city’s most famous historical landmarks, walking tours of historical preservation efforts were led by Kim Trent of Knox Heritage and a stage in the center of the park hosted a wide range of musicians, many of whom played period songs such as “Look Away Dixie Land,” which I heard performed beautifully.

Visitor or a participant? I just liked the way he looked.

Urban Toddler having a ball at the East Tennessee History Fair 2011.

My favorite images this year were of the people dressed from bygone eras juxtaposed with our modern streetscapes. I hope you find a few you enjoy sprinkled among the photographs included here.

East Tennessee History Fair 2011, Knoxville

East Tennessee History Fair 2011, Knoxville

Revolutionary War Soldier, East Tennessee History Fair 2011

Suffrage Women are always the most beautiful. East TN History Fair 2011

East Tennessee History Fair 2011, Knoxville

Firing Pottery, East Tennessee History Fair 2011, Knoxville

A little spooky, East Tennessee History Fair 2011

Sun sets on a tired Civil War surgeon, East Tennessee History Fair 2011

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