Sunday, August 15, 2010

#FGS2010: Sunsphere for a 360 degree view

Yesterday Mr. Myrt and I arrived in Knoxville, Tennessee in anticipation of this coming week's Federation of Genealogical Society's annual conference. The rain had cooled things off to the mid 80s and getting out of the car finally was great.

We're staying at the Holiday Inn, right across the street from the Knoxville Convention Center, site of the 1982 World's Fair and this year's FGS 2010. After dinner with FGS President & Conference Chair Pat Oxley and James Hollis, Gordon and I strolled outside and took the elevator to the observation level inside the spectacular Sunsphere. The view of world's fair park and the city scape beyond was well worth the trip. The Sunsphere is open from 9am to 10pm at no charge to the public. You won't want to miss this!

Today, we'll join other FGS board members (Mr. Myrt is one!) and the local hosts at the East Tennessee Historical Society building at 601 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, to fill registration packets, mount signage on foam core, and whatever else they ask us to do. The Kentucky Historical Society is also serving as the local co-host. You'll want to check out both society websites ~ informative jumping-off points if you have ancestors in these states.

More later as time permits.

Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt     :)
Your friend in genealogy.


  1. Can't wait to see you there Myrt! I'm on my way... stopping in KY and Nashville to do some gen-sluething first; will be in Knoxville on Thursday!
    Kathy Kult

  2. We attended the 1982 World's Fair in Knoxville and loved it. If you get a chance to eat a Petro while in Kville, go for it! We love them.