History Happy Hour- The Mystery of the Disappearing Change

History Happy Hour- The Mystery of the Disappearing Change

Location: 

Off Site at Capital Ale House, 623 E Main St, Richmond, VA 23219

Co-sponsors and Partners: 

Capital Ale House

Today, as we move toward a cashless society, pocket change often seems a nuisance at best. In summer 1862, the Union economy nearly ground to a halt as pennies, nickels and dimes mysteriously disappeared. In this talk, Michael T. Caires, ACWM, will discuss how northerners reacted, what it tells us about the changing landscape of capitalism and government in the mid-19th century, and where the coins went.

Cost: 

Free, Drinks are on you, History is on us.

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