Board of Directors:
Frank Akers, Vice Chair
Mike Crawford, Michael T Crawford Agency
Lamar Dunn, Strategic Services Co.
Elvira Grant, Elvira’s Cafe
Carl Koella, III
Kevin Proffitt, Northwestern Mutual/Knoxville
Melody Silverberg, Chair
Carmen Simpher, Little Arrow
Bob Sullivan, Treasurer
Tom Talley, Talley Ho Inn
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
- 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.