Board of Directors

Board of Directors:

Chuck Alexander
Kreis Beall
Jenny Boyd
Mike Crawford
Lamar Dunn, Vice Chair
Carolyn Forster
Elvira Grant
Virgina Hardwick
Michael Headrick
Alison Hicks
Jennifer Hicks
Kathy Johnson
Katie Branham-Kerr
Carl Koella, III
Justin Marcus
Tom McCroskey
Mark Oldham
Jim Proffitt
Melody Silverberg, Chair
Carmen Simpher
Christy Slavik
Chris Soro, Treasurer
John Trotter
Bryan White

Ex-Officio Members:

Frank Akers
Brad Bowers, Blount County Commission
Jeff Joplin, Blount County Commission
Linda Gullufsen
Baird Todd, Collections Preservation Center GSMNP
Russell Townsend, Tribal Historic Preservation Officer East Band of the Cherokee Indians

Learn more about us

Permanent Exhibits

  • Native Americans of East Tennessee – Find out what archaeologists have learned about prehistoric life in Tuckaleechee Cove, from pottery, stone tools. And other artifacts found in one of the largest archaeological dig projects in Tennessee history.
  • East Tennessee Mountain Culture – You’ll see a log cabin made of hand-hewn logs, and learn about one-room schoolhouses and grist mills, while cultivating an appreciation for the resilience and ingenuity of pioneer people of the Smoky Mountains.
  • Historic Village – The Historic Village is home to 13 historic buildings that have been furnished according to the period in which they were built. Some of these buildings were de-constructed, transported to the Heritage Center and then put back together for our guests to enjoy.