It's time for our annual Sock Hop Fundraiser.

Knox County Museum of Education to Host Annual Sock Hop on May 18th


The Knox County Museum of Education is hosting Sock Hop 4 on Friday, May 18th from 6p.m. to 10p.m. at the Sarah Simpson Professional Building, 801 Tipton Avenue.    Free Spirit II and DJ “Smoking” Bill Rutherford of Pro- Audio Group will be providing the music. 


Imagine a Sock Hop of the 50’s and 60’s with everyone enjoying being dressed in the clothes of those years, listening to Rock and Roll music with dancing, eating delicious food and, of course, having fun.   The Knox County Museum of Education wants to take you back to the days when Rock and Roll was King, a diner was your favorite hangout, and you kicked off your shoes and danced the night away with your friends.  A silent auction, photo package and museum tour will be available for attendees.  As a non-profit organization the Knox County Museum of Education depends on donations for its operation and the Sock Hop is a major fundraising event. 

Hundreds of displays and yearbooks, photos, documents, scrapbooks, minutes of important meetings and much more are collected, displayed and stored by the museum volunteer staff.  The museum is a place where anyone can travel back in time to see their own or their family’s school days and where serious educational research on events, issues and people can be found.  The museum is celebrating its 12th year this fall.    The admission ticket to the Sock Hop is $25.  Tickets are available at the Knox County Museum of Education, Knoxville Teachers Federal Credit Union, Knox County Teachers Credit Union Locations or online at  and at the door.   Additional information needed is available at the museum, 865-579-8264 ext. 5, Director, Benna van Vuuren