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.
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.
Location: Rotates monthly between Macado’s in Farmville, Bull Daddy’s in Appomattox, and Charley’s in Lynchburg.
Cost: Free admission, food and drink available at menu price.


Next Program

Monday, September 11, 2017 - 6:30pm
Location: Off Site at Capital Ale House, 623 E. Main Street Richmond, VA
Speaker: Adam Zimmerli

In late 1862, farmers in the Antietam Campaign's path were reeling after two armies stripped the land of its resources and fought a bloody battle on their land. Discover how western Maryland's civilians survived the lean times to come in an era before FEMA or the Red Cross. With Adam Zimmerli, Richmond Public Library.

Upcoming Programs

Date: September 12, 2017
Location: Off Site at Macado's, 200 E 3rd St, Farmville, VA 23901
Speaker: Karissa Swain
Discover how southerners substituted and "made-do" when facing the daily struggle of feeding themselves.
Date: October 9, 2017
Location: Off Site at The Graduate Hotel, 301 West Franklin Street, 23220
Speaker: Adrian Brettle
Discover the intended and unintended international changes the Civil War brought to the South territorially, commercially, politically, and socially.
Date: October 10, 2017
Location: Off Site at Bull Daddy's, 7643 Richmond Hwy, Appomattox, VA 24522
Speaker: Patrick Schroeder
Explore Appomattox in the years immediately after the War

Past Programs

Speaker: John Coski
African Americans and white Southerners both sought to prove anew their loyalty to the United States in World War I and win the nation’s respect in return. But were their efforts compatible?
Speaker: Michael T. Caires
As we move toward a cashless society, pocket change seems like a nuisance. In Summer 1862, the Union economy nearly ground to a halt as pennies, nickels and dimes mysteriously disappeared.
Speaker: Karen Sherry
Discover a complex, sometimes conflicted vision of the American Civil War through the works of artist Winslow Homer.


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