Downtown Knoxville visitors take walk through history

Downtown Knoxville visitors take walk through history

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Families visiting downtown Knoxville this weekend got a chance to learn more about the region's history. Families visiting downtown Knoxville this weekend got a chance to learn more about the region's history.
Lisa Sexton, a teacher at Bearden Middle School, said,"It's just a great family oriented activity to do." Lisa Sexton, a teacher at Bearden Middle School, said,"It's just a great family oriented activity to do."
The East Tennessee History Center sponsored the Sixth Annual East Tennessee History Fair Saturday. The East Tennessee History Center sponsored the Sixth Annual East Tennessee History Fair Saturday.

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - Families visiting downtown Knoxville this weekend got a chance to learn more about the region's history.

The East Tennessee History Center sponsored the Sixth Annual East Tennessee History Fair Saturday.

It was held in Krutch Park.

There was live music, crafts, booths, bus tours, and Civil War re-enactors.

6 News talked to Lisa Sexton, a teacher at Bearden Middle School, who said she offered her students extra credit for attending.

Sexton said, "It's a great chance to learn about the local culture in Tennessee and the history behind everything. It's just a great family oriented activity to do."

For information on Knoxville's history you can visit the East Tennessee History Center located on Gay Street.

The center said it's free admission every Sunday.

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