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, April 10, 2017 - 6:30pm
Location: Off Site at Capital Ale House, 623 E Main St, Richmond, VA 23219
Speaker: Michael T. Caires

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.

Upcoming Programs

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: Karen Sherry
Discover a complex, sometimes conflicted vision of the American Civil War through the works of artist Winslow Homer.
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.