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Netherland Inn-Exchange Place Association Annual Dinner
March 11, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm$18
Kingsport, February 19, 2018 — It came in on the back of a mule and left behind the wheel of a Bradley
Gasoline Runabout. It featured 5.3 million people, predominantly farmers, living in 16 brand-new entities
called “states,” mostly adjacent to the Atlantic Ocean, and ended with 76.2 million people, still with a great
many farmers but now also including ranchers and engineers and industrialists and architects, living in 45
states and spread out as far as the Pacific Ocean. It saw a brutal war fought to end the abomination of
slavery. Two Presidents were assassinated, a national park was created, candlelight gave way to Thomas
Edison’s incandescent bulb, and the twin mechanized marvels of the telegraph and telephone began to slowly
replace paper and pencil as a major means of communication.
It was century in which all things seemed possible – it was the 19 th Century, and it is when the Netherland Inn,
Exchange Place and Hammond House all began. How they fit into this new world will be explored when the
Netherland Inn-Exchange Place Association hosts its annual dinner on Sunday, March 11, 2018 at the
Press Room on Roller Street in Kingsport, beginning at 5:30 pm.
Our guide for the evening will be noted local history researcher Tony Galloway. A graduate of Dobyns-
Bennett High School, he was awarded a Bachelor’s Degree from King College and a Master’s Degree from East
Tennessee State University, and has taught local and regional history, advanced American history and AP
Government at Dobyns-Bennett; was co-director of the Governor’s School for Tennessee Heritage; and has
served in an adjunct faculty position at ETSU, King College, Northeast State Community College, Walters State
Community College, Virginia Intermont College, and Tusculum College. He has served as a board member for
a variety of local historical groups, including the Heritage Alliance TAH Advisory Board, Tipton-Haynes, Rocky
Mount, and our own Netherland Inn/Exchange Place Association.
Mr. Galloway will be ably supported by members of the Appalachian Express Chorus. Entertaining
throughout the Mountain Empire since 1968, the AEC is a member of the Barbershop Harmony Society and will
be providing period-appropriate music. (For more information on the chorus, please see their website –
And since this is a dinner meeting, food, of course, will also be provided. Food City will be serving their
always-excellent dinner of oven-fried chicken, potatoes, mixed vegetables, assorted cake slices, sweet and
unsweetened tea, and soft drinks.
All guests are welcome! Please RSVP by Thursday, March 8, by contacting either Sara Selby
(423-349- 8372 or firstname.lastname@example.org), or Marshall Adesman (423-357- 5352 or
email@example.com), or by sending in your check for $18 per person to:
NI/EP Association, P.O. Box 293, Kingsport, TN 37662.
The Netherland Inn/Exchange Place Association is a non-profit, 501(c)3, volunteer-run organization, whose
purpose is to contribute to the better understanding and appreciation of the early history of this region, and to
preserve the important landmarks (which also includes the Hammond House), antiques, relics, and documents
as a part of our local, state, and national heritage.