“Immigrants to East Tennessee, 1845-1925”
A Lecture by Natalie Hansen
PROGRAM: “Immigrants to East Tennessee, 1845-1925” A Brown Bag Lecture by Natalie Hansen
DATE: Noon, Wednesday, November 14, 2012
LOCATION: East Tennessee History Center
601 South Gay Street, Knoxville.
ADMISSION: FREE | Attendees are encouraged to bring a “brown bag” lunch
East Tennessee’s early settlement is well documented and familiar to most. Learn more about the second large wave of immigrants that took place between 1845-1925. They were composed largely of people from Eastern and Southern Europe, including French and German Swiss, Italians, Czechs, Hungarians, Polish, Russians, Jewish, and other populations, who, like the first immigrants, came here in search of opportunities for a better life.
As part of her work to develop a new student education program for use at East Tennessee Historical Society, Natalie Hansen has researched immigrant trends and populations in East Tennessee for the period, uncovering some fascinating individual stories along the way. Ms. Hansen is a graduate student in information science at the University of Tennessee and worked as a practicum student with the East Tennessee Historical Society in 2012.
For more information on the lecture, exhibitions, or museum hours, call 865-215-8824 or visit the website at www.EastTNHistory.org.