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Picnicking with History

May 13, 2023 @ 11:30 am - 6:00 pm

Get close with localhistory on Saturday, May 13th as the Heritage Alliance hosts itssecond annual “Picnicking with History” at the Knob Creek Historical Museum inJohnson City. Last year the picnic took us to Telford. This year, we’revisiting one of Johnson City’s oldest communities. This event will include atour of the historic grounds and buildings and a chance to have a picnic lunchon the lawn. Tickets include the tour, admission to the museum, and a boxed lunchfrom Main Street Café.

Per the Knob CreekHistorical Museum’s website, “The Knob Creek Vineyards andHistorical Area is located in the heart of Johnson City on acreage that hasbeen owned by the Sherfey family since 1885. The site is a functioning farm andvineyard that has been in continual operation for over 200 years earning KnobCreek the designation of being a Century Farm by the state of Tennessee. Inaddition to the vineyards and farm at Knob Creek, there is a two story museumon site, as well as several historical structures including a log cabin,caboose, tobacco farm, weaver’s cottage, and historic dairy cellar. Some of thebuildings, such as the Duncan Cabin, have been well preserved on the site andare available for tours.”

The site was hometo George and Margaret Holley. They were instrumental in preserving localhistory, especially the history of the Knob Creek Community. They started themuseum and today their daughter Deanna Carey cares for the collection ofthousands of artifacts. Please note that these are historic buildings and theyinclude stairs, uneven ground, and tight spaces. Good walking shoes arerequired for this event.  “This is theperfect event for Mother’s Day weekend,” says Heritage Alliance ExecutiveDirector Anne Mason. “Bring mom out for a lovely picnic and some fascinatinghistory.” This event will also be a chance to see the Knob Creek Museum beforeit opens for its 2023 season.


There are fourtour and lunch slots available on May 13th at 11:30 pm, 1:00 pm,2:30 pm, and 4:00 pm. There are only 20 tickets available per slot, so makesure you book your tickets fast. The cost is $30.00 per person. This event is aunique fundraiser for the educational programs of the Heritage Alliance and theKnob Creek Historical Museum. You can purchase tickets online through the Townof Jonesborough’s ticketing system at Jonesborough.com/tickets. You canalso call the Visitor’s Center at 423.753.1010.


The Knob Creek Historical Museum is located at 243 DennyMill Road. You can learn more about them by visiting their website at http://www.experienceknobcreek.com.The Heritage Alliance is dedicated to the preservation of the architectural,historical, and cultural heritage of our region and to providing educationalexperiences related to history and heritage for a wide range of audiences. For more information on the Heritage Alliance please call our officeat 423.753.9580.  You can also contact theorganization via email at info@heritageall.org.  Additional information about the HeritageAlliance and its mission can be found online at http://www.heritageall.org/.Be sure to follow the Heritage Alliance on Facebook and Instagram for updatesabout events and programs.


May 13, 2023
11:30 am - 6:00 pm