History Happy Hours

Drinks are on you, History is on us. Join us the second Monday of the month for a fascinating talk at one of Richmond’s 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.

Next Program

Monday, March 13, 2017 - 6:30pm
Location: Off Site at The Camel, 1621 W Broad St, Richmond, VA 23220
Speaker: Karen Sherry

American artist Winslow Homer created paintings and illustrations that are widely considered among the most powerful and iconic pictures of the Civil War. Though he depicted primarily Union subjects, his representations of Confederates reveal much about Homer’s complex, sometimes conflicted vision of the war and its effects on American society. Led by Karen Sherry, American Civil War Museum.

Upcoming Programs

Date: April 10, 2017
Location: Off Site at Capital Ale House, 623 E Main St, Richmond, VA 23219
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.
Date: May 8, 2017
Location: TBD
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?

Past Programs

Speaker: Josh LeHuray
From formal dances to casual gatherings, discover how music was an important part of early Virginia life, even during America’s darkest hours.
Speaker: Kelly Hancock
From daring spies and pioneering nurses to star-crossed lovers and society celebrities, uncover the stories of Richmond’s Civil War women.
Speaker: Brianna Kirk
Explore how different generations have used -- and misused -- Civil War memory to spin tales of our most divisive conflict and its impacts, and how it influences our viewpoints today.

History Happy Hours Videos