Andrew Johnson National Historic Site & National Cemetery

The picturesque setting of Greeneville, Tennessee frames the life of the 17th president, Andrew Johnson. His arrival to town in 1826 as a humble tailor launched his unexpected political career.  The National Park Service preserves artifacts of Johnson’s life including Johnson’s original Tailor shop. Andrew’s business became the local gathering place for political talk, shaping… Read more »

Birthplace of Country Music

September 18-20   The Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion is upon us and you don’t want to miss it! An award-winning, three-day music event celebrating Bristol’s heritage as the Birthplace of Country Music®. The festival takes place along four blocks of State Street in Historic Downtown Bristol, TN/VA, the site of the Bristol Sessions. BRRR’s… Read more »

Mary B. Martin School of the Arts

The Mary B. Martin School of the Arts was established in 2009 following a generous gift to the university from James C. Martin in memory of his late wife, Mary B. Martin. A lifelong resident of Johnson City, Mary obtained a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from ETSU in 1962. The School of the Arts brings… Read more »