Knox Heritage is bringing back its popular Summer Suppers for a limited edition series of events beginning June 19.
The season kicks off with two carefully curated virtual cocktail parties and “Behind the Scenes” tours of four rarely seen yet legendary properties that have helped define architectural style in East Tennessee.
The June 19 event features the General Wilder House on Riverside Drive and a wonderfully restored 1940s Barber-McMurry home.
On July 10, visit the Little Switzerland compound of architect John Sanders and a 1962 mid-century modern home designed by Hubert Bebb lovingly restored by the current owners to its original beauty. Throughout both events, host Zack Roskop will guide viewers through an exclusive behind the scene tour of each house with the owners. Along the way, hear insider information about the history of the homes and learn about the architectural features that make them some of Knoxville’s finest.
Take a wanderlust trip through time July 31 to enjoy the foods, drinks, music and artistic flair of four iconic decades. Revisit the Gilded Age or Fox Trot your way through the Roaring Twenties. Do a jig in the Nifty 50’s and also experience the Knoxville of today. Fun surprises await as you party through time on the grounds of Historic Westwood, located at 3425 Kingston Pike at the edge of Sequoyah Hills.
August 28 features brunch and dinner options for an experience reimagining “polite conversation” in 1920, the year of the famous vote for women’s suffrage when Tennessee changed the course of history. Guests will gather at a beautifully restored 1915 Neoclassical home in Old North Knoxville. Each guest will assume a character and a position on the subject of suffrage. Find out if you’ll be wearing a red or yellow rose!
The season ends September 19 at a private farm overlooking the Holston River. Return to a simpler time in life and celebrate the end of summer with an old-fashioned barbecue extravaganza. Enjoy bluegrass music, dancing, fun surprises, and fireworks.
Special thanks go to Home Federal Bank, Pittman Properties, and Pop Fizz Productions for their sponsorships and contributions.