Rockwood footage to be part of workshop

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Footage of Rockwood in 1951 will be shown during a Dec. 2 workshop about preserving film and audio recordings.

Preservation Toolbox No. 7: Preserving the Past with Moving Pictures will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the East Tennessee History Center at 601 S. Gay St., Knoxville.

It will be presented by East Tennessee Preservation Alliance and Tennessee Archive of Moving Image and Sound.

The Rockwood footage will be among the materials that will provide an unmatched glimpse of life and the environment in East Tennessee.

The presentation will also include rare audio recordings, including the first known recording of Chet Atkins.

Film archivists Bradley Reeves and Louisa Trott established Tennessee Archive of Moving Image and Sound in November 2005.  

Since then they have volunteered their time and resources to tracking down historic images and recordings of the region. The result is a large collection of film, video and sound recordings relating to the history and culture of East Tennessee.

Light refreshments will be served. Contact Knox Heritage at 523-8008 or egarlington@knoxheritage.org by Nov. 30 to RSVP for the event.

East Tennessee Preservation Alliance was founded in 2009 to serve the 16-county East Tennessee region.

It is made up of representatives from all 16 counties and works to help further historic preservation in the region through educational events, technical assistance and by assisting existing organizations.