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, November 13, 2017 - 6:30pm
Location: Off Site at Capital Ale House, 623 E. Main Street Richmond, VA
Speaker: John Coski

What facts and perspectives do we need to consider in order to understand the Confederate statues on Richmond’s Monument Avenue? This program will attempt to make sense of the ongoing public discussions about contextualizing Confederate statues – in Richmond and beyond. With John Coski, ACWM.

Upcoming Programs

Date: November 14, 2017
Location: Off Site at Charley’s- Lynchburg, 707 Graves Mill Rd, Lynchburg, VA 24502
Speaker: Tally Botzer
Learn more about Union surgeon and feminist Dr. Mary Edwards Walker, who was the first and only woman to receive the U.S. Medal of Honor.
Date: December 11, 2017
Location: Off Site at Triple Crossing Bewing- Fulton, 5203 Hatcher St, Richmond, VA 23231
Speaker: Chris Graham
Learn what happened after ninety-six southern ministers met in Richmond following the issuing of the Emancipation Proclamation.
Date: December 12, 2017
Location: Off Site at Macado's, 200 E 3rd St, Farmville, VA 23901
Speaker: Kelly Hancock
Explore the Richmond Bread Riot and discover how women made their plight known.

Past Programs

Speaker: Patrick Schroeder
Explore Appomattox in the years immediately after the War
Speaker: Adrian Brettle
Discover the intended and unintended international changes the Civil War brought to the South territorially, commercially, politically, and socially.
Speaker: Karissa Swain
Discover how southerners substituted and "made-do" when facing the daily struggle of feeding themselves.


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