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Lecture: "Subterranean Knoxville: The buried narrative of a distracted city"

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Date(s) - 10/30/2016
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture


Join McClung Museum and journalist and author Jack Neely for the lecture “Subterranean Knoxville: The buried narrative of a distracted city” as part of programming related to special exhibition, Knoxville Unearthed: Archaeology in the Heart of the Valley.

In living memory, Knoxville has found itself at the center of several large regional and superregional projects, from the Tennessee Valley Authority, to the University of Tennessee, to Oak Ridge National Laboratory, to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. All along, however, it has survived as a unique American city, a former 18th-century capital continuing to evolve in its own sometimes erratic and contrary ways. This lecture will hit some high points, with tales of the city and the diverse array of people who have lived there.

Neely, author of several books about Knoxville history and director of the new Knoxville History Project, also writes regularly for the Knoxville Mercury.


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