Board of Directors

Board of Directors:

Frank Akers, Vice Chair

Chuck Alexander

Kreis Beall

Jenny Boyd

Mike Crawford, Michael T Crawford Agency

Lamar Dunn, Strategic Services Co.

Carolyn Forster

Elvira Grant, Elvira’s Cafe

Linda Gullufsen

Alison Hicks

John Keeble

Carl Koella, III

Fred Lawson

Mark Oldham

Jim Proffitt

Kevin Proffitt, Northwestern Mutual/Knoxville

Melody Silverberg, Chair

Carmen Simpher, Little Arrow

Chris Soro

Mike Stuart

Bob Sullivan, Treasurer

Tom Talley, Talley Ho Inn

John Trotter

Ex-Officio Members:

Brad Bowers, Blount County Commission

Jeff Joplin, Blount County Commission

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.