If you enjoy any of the following: beautiful homes, historic gossip, stories or cake, then this is the event for you!
On Saturday, October 14th 2012, from 2-5pm the Mabry-Hazen House will be celebrating the incomparable Evelyn Hazen’s birthday, and you my friend, have the chance to WIN two FREE tickets! Read on…
A quick history
- The Mabry-Hazen House, built in 1858, is perched on the highest hill east of downtown Knoxville.
- Strategically placed with excellent views of the river and city, the home played a key role in the Civil War.
- The property was occupied by three generations of the same family for over 130 years.
- Upon Evelyn Hazen’s death she left it specifically to be used as a museum. The museum has one of the largest original family collections in America.
- Every year there are multiple celebrations and events that keep the history of this home, and Knoxville, alive and well.
For this year’s Evelyn Hazen Birthday party, renowned local author Jack Neely, will be the key note speaker. If you have ever had the pleasure of reading Mr. Neely’s column in the Metro Pulse, “Secret History” , or heard Mr. Neely speak at other events, then you will understand that his keynote talk will be time well spent (and full of more than a few good chuckles). He is sure to share some insights from his recently penned book, “Market Square: A History of the Most Democratic Place on Earth” which explores Knoxville’s well-known Market Square, along with the relationship of the Mabry’s role in its’ development.
Of course, the history of this home is not all Civil War stories and Market Square development, it is also full of the lovely Ms Evelyn Hazen’s own scandals and achievements. A 2010 blog post by Cynthia Moxley, aptly captures the details of one of Knoxville’s most prominent twentieth century scandals and paints a picture of what to expect at the celebration.
The old saying, “Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned,” could not apply more aptly to anyone than it does to Evelyn Hazen. Born into a wealthy Knoxville family in 1899, Hazen was the first woman to file suit against a former ...(read more)
Knoxvillians, have your cake and eat it too, when you win two FREE tickets to the event! Answer a few trivia questions below and you will be entered to WIN!
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Tickets can also be purchased online at the Mabry Hazen House website.Contest runs from October 8, 2012 to October 12, 2012. Winner to be randomly selected from entries on October 12 at 4:00pm at the CBWW West Town office location, and winner will be contacted via email. The winner’s name will be posted on the Facebook page for Shannon Foster Real Estate Professional. Tickets to the Evelyn Hazen Birthday Celebration are valued at $20. Winner doesn’t have to present to win. Post by Shannon Foster-Boline