Founders Day The Historic Homes of Knoxville are pleased to invite the public to a luncheon on Tuesday, October 3, 2017, at 11:30 AM at The Foundry to celebrate the founding of the City of Knoxville 226 years ago. Joan Cronan, Women’s Athletics Director Emeritus at the University of Tennessee Knoxville, and Dr. Bruce Wheeler, University of Tennessee Department of History Professor Emeritus, will discuss “Women Who Make a Difference”. Knoxville’s key leaders will come together to celebrate and promote the city and its most precious properties, including Blount Mansion, Crescent Bend House & Gardens, Historic Ramsey House, James White’s Fort, Mabry-Hazen House, Marble Springs State Historic Site, and Historic Westwood. Proceeds from the luncheon will benefit the joint promotional activities of the Historic Homes. The luncheon will be held on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at 12:00 PM at The Foundry, 747 World’s Fair Park Drive in downtown Knoxville. Guests may enjoy a meet & greet with Joan Cronan and Dr. Bruce Wheeler at 11:30 AM, with the program and luncheon beginning at 12:00 PM. WBIR’s Robin Wilhoit will perform the duties of Master of Ceremonies. Advance single tickets are $50; a table of ten is $500. Purchase tickets through www.knoxalliance.store or by calling 865-523-7543. Advance reservations are requested by September 29.