Thu, Apr 18 | Maple Hall

KHP Presents: "How UT Became UT: Tales from the Hill"

UT celebrates its 225th anniversary this year, making it one of America’s oldest public universities—but it wasn’t always on the Hill. UT professor, Bob Hutton, will be diving into the rich history of how UT became UT.
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KHP Presents: "How UT Became UT: Tales from the Hill"

Time & Location

Apr 18, 2019, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Maple Hall, 414 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902, USA

About the Event

Thursday April 18th at 6:30pm

The Knoxville History Project Presents:

How UT Became UT: Tales from the Hill

with special guest, Bob Hutton, University of Tennessee Historian

UT celebrates its 225th anniversary this year, making it one of America’s oldest public universities—but it wasn’t always on the Hill. In fact, in 1794, Blount College, as it was known, was in an ordinary house on Gay Street, just a block and a half from Maple Hall, where we have these monthly events. Its early years were sometimes harrowing, and in fact, after the untimely death of its founder, the college closed for 11 years before reopening. UT professor Bob Hutton, already an award-winning author for his book Bloody Breathitt, about feudal violence in Kentucky, has been working for a couple of years on the official updated history of UT, to be published later this year. He’ll share some highlights of what he’s learned.

Free program. Food and drinks are available for purchase. 21 and up only.

Registration is Closed

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