Mabry-Hazen House celebrates 160th Anniversary with Afternoon Luncheon

On Thursday, June 14, 2018 from 11:30am to 1pm, Mabry-Hazen House will host business leaders, community officials, local political candidates and advocates of historic preservation to celebrate the 160th anniversary of the antebellum Italianate home known today as Mabry-Hazen House.

Since 1858, the home has stood atop Mabry’s Hill. For nearly 130 years, the Mabry and Hazen families resided in what they called “Pine Hill Cottage.” From Mabry’s Hill to Market Square, the house and family weave through the history of Knoxville. The museum showcases one of the largest original family collection in America with over 2,000 original artifacts on display. Furnished and decorated in the style of several decades, the museum offers a rare glimpse into a 130 years of Knoxville history.

During the luncheon, we will commemorate the 160th anniversary of the antebellum Italianate home and the colorful, influential history of its residents. We will share those stories as well as our vision for its future. Robin Wilhoit of WBIR will serve as emcee. Dr. Caroll Van West, the state historian of Tennessee and director of the Center for Historic Preservation at Middle Tennessee State University, also will speak during the luncheon on the importance of historic preservation and the cultural significance of Mabry-Hazen House. Following lunch, the house will open for tours and guest may walk through this truly unique Knoxville treasure.

The luncheon is invitation only. To request an invitation, please contact Patrick Hollis at 865-522-8661 or by email at director@mabryhazen.com

Additional Information

The Mabry-Hazen House Museum, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is located atop Mabry’s Hill in Knoxville, Tennessee. Built in 1858, three generations of the same family resided in the Italianate-style home overlooking downtown Knoxville, Tennessee River, and Great Smoky Mountains. The museum showcases one of the largest original family collection in America with over 2,000 original artifacts on display. Furnished and decorated in the style of several decades, Mabry-Hazen gives a rare view into 130 years of Knoxville history. Learn about the origins of Knoxville’s iconic Market Square, the bitter divisions of the Civil War, the infamous 1882 Gunfight on Gay Street, a mountain city in the New South, the scandalous 1934 breach of promise and seduction trial, and much more through the rich, colorful lives of the Mabry and Hazen families. For more information visit www.mabryhazen.com.

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