...And Then I Became Free: Stories of Emancipation at Mabry-Hazen House

  • June 19 - 22, 2024
  • Mabry-Hazen House

    1711 Dandridge Avenue
    Knoxville, Tennessee 37915
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Join Mabry-Hazen House on Wednesday, June 19th and Saturday, June 22nd, 2024 for special tours to commemorate Juneteenth. Mabry-Hazen House will share stories, objects, and research related to the historic house museum, local enslaved communities, and their stories of emancipation. Visitors will learn about the lives of African-Americans connected to Mabry-Hazen House, their achievements and struggles, and the various ways they gained their freedom. From self-liberation to the 13th Amendment, “...And Then I Became Free: Stories of Emancipation at Mabry-Hazen House” will explore the different methods enslaved people broke down the oppressive institution of American chattel slavery and fought to gain their personal liberty. 

On Wednesday, June 19th, the museum will offer special Juneteenth tours at 11am, 1pm, and 3pm as well as a special talk, “The Value of a Man: Wiley Mabry and His Mark on Knoxville” at 6pm. 

Then on Saturday, June 22nd from 10am – 3pm and three tours will be offered at 10:30am, 12:00pm, 1:30pm. 

Admission is free, but tours are limited to twenty-four (24) visitors per tour. Reservations are encouraged and donations are appreciated.

Date & Time

Jun 19 - 22, 2024

Venue Details

Mabry-Hazen House

1711 Dandridge Avenue
Knoxville, Tennessee 37915 Mabry-Hazen House
Mabry-Hazen House

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, the Tennessee River, and Great Smoky Mountains. Furnished and decorated in the style of several decades, Mabry-Hazen gives a rare view into 130 years of Knoxville history. The museum showcases one of the largest original family collections in America with over 2,500 original artifacts on display. 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. 

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