Maryville College to host free and public history fair

* Due to rain and thunderstorms, the history fair has been rescheduled for April 25. The time and place will stay the same.

April 2, 2014

Maryville College’s chapter of the Phi Alpha Theta history honor society will host its annual History Fair on Friday, April 4 from 12-6 p.m. Local museums including the East Tennessee History Center, the Sequoyah Birthplace Museum and the Blount County Historical Museum will present. There will be food and activities.

Zach Brown, president of Phi Alpha Theta at Maryville College, said: “The most exciting part about this fair is that it will expose history to the students as well as community. I hope people will see that history is fascinating and engaging.”

  • WHO: The MC chapter of the Phi Alpha Theta history honor society

  • WHAT: A free and public history fair

  • WHEN: Rescheduled to April 25 from 12-6 p.m.

  • WHERE: The Maryville College campus’ Pearsons Hall lawn

  • CONTACT: Gerhard Schneibel, news and new media writer, 865.981.8079;

Maryville College is ideally situated in Maryville, Tenn., between the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Knoxville, the state's third largest city. Founded in 1819, it is the 12th oldest institution of higher learning in the South and maintains an affiliation with the Presbyterian Church (USA). Known for offering its students a rigorous and highly personal experience that includes an undergraduate research requirement, Maryville College is a nationally ranked institution of higher learning that successfully joins the liberal arts and professional preparation. Total enrollment for the fall 2016 semester is 1,198.