History Happy Hours

Drinks are on you, History is on us. Join us in both Richmond and Central Virginia for fascinating talks at some of our communities’ favorite watering holes. Bring your appetite for history’s lesser known stories of the Civil War.

Time: 6:30pm 
Date: Every 2nd Monday of the month (September - May)
Location: Varies. Please see each month's information for location.
Cost: Free admission, food and drink available at menu price.

Time: 6:30pm
Date: Every 2nd Tuesday of the month (September - November, March - May) 
Location: Rotates between Third Street Brewery in Farmville and Charley’s in Lynchburg.
Cost: Free admission, food and drink available at menu price.


Past Programs

Speaker: Robert Hancock, ACWM
Prohibition on buying and selling intoxicating beverages is not unique to the 1920s. Explore the drinking habits of 19th century imbibers and the government's crackdown in wartime Richmond.
Speaker: Emmanuel Dabney, Historian
Silas Omohundro was a white slave trader in pre-Civil War Richmond. His third wife Corinna and their children were legally his human property. Encounter the contrasts between Silas’ family and material life and that of the enslaved people he bought and so
Speaker: Chris Calkins, Sailor’s Creek Battlefield Historical State Park
Unearth how primary sources and a U.S. cavalryman’s sketch map led to the discovery of a portion of the battlefield at Appomattox Station. Using archeology to confirm its location, the site has now been preserved and is interpreted by a national preservat


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