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.


Next Program

Monday, March 11, 2019 - 6:30pm
Location: 23rd and Main
Speaker: Tally Botzer

One of Richmond’s unsung heroines is also one of its most reviled villains. Explore the life and legacy of this Richmond native, slaveowner, abolitionist, and spymaster. How did she infiltrate the Confederate government? How has her image evolved over time?

Speaker: Tally Botzer, ACWM


Upcoming Programs

Date: March 12, 2019
Location: Charley's - Lynchburg
Speaker: Adam Dean, University of Lynchburg
Explore some of the stories of ordinary people uncovered during the research for the Museum’s current exhibit, “Local Stories, National Struggle: The Civil War in Appomattox and Lynchburg.”
Date: April 2, 2019
Location: Third Street Brewing, Farmville
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
Date: April 8, 2019
Location: Havana 59
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

Past Programs

Speaker: Brian and Erin Palmer
HHH RVA: Freedom's First Generation
Speaker: Chris Mackowski, EmergingCivilWar.com
HHH RVA: Plenty of Blame to Share: Ambrose Burnside and the Battle of Fredericksburg


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