Gay Lyons: Author Jon Meacham packs the house for evening of presidential history
The East Tennessee Historical Society and Friends of the Knox County Public Library presented an inspirational Presidents’ Day evening recently that began with a ticketed dinner event with Pulitzer Prize-winning author and presidential historian Jon Meacham at the East Tennessee History Center. More than 150 guests were treated to a delicious menu prepared by Holly’s Eventful Dining, received a signed copy of Meacham’s latest book on Thomas Jefferson, and enjoyed VIP seating at the Bijou presentation that followed. The dinner guests thoroughly appreciated Gov. Bill Haslam’s fascinating and knowledgeable post-dinner interview of Meacham in an unusual role reversal featuring the politician interviewing the journalist.