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, March 12, 2018 - 6:30pm
Location: Off Site at Capital Ale House, 623 E Main St, Richmond, VA 23219
Speaker: Kelly Hancock

She was called “General Tubman” and the “Moses” of her people, yet there is much we do not know about this heroic “conductor” of the Underground Railroad who risked all to rescue others. Join us for an intimate look at the woman who soon will be the face of the $20 bill. With Kelly Hancock, American Civil War Museum.

Upcoming Programs

Date: March 13, 2018
Location: Off Site at Third Street Brewing, 312 W 3rd Street, Farmville, VA 23901
Speaker: Elvatrice Belsches
Discover how Elizabeth Keckly became a confidant to Mrs. Lincoln, and helped to establish an organization dedicated to easing the suffering of newly freed people in contraband camps.
Date: April 9, 2018
Location: Off Site at Bottom’s Up Pizza, 1700 Dock St, Richmond, VA 23223
Speaker: Mike Gorman
Explore what Abraham Lincoln saw here in Richmond, the decisions he made, and how his visit offers a unique look into his evolving vision of a post-war future.
Date: April 10, 2018
Location: Off Site at Pino's Pizza & Italian Restaurant, 7809 Richmond Hwy Appomattox, VA 24522
Speaker: Michael Caires
In Summer 1862, the Union economy nearly ground to a halt as pennies, nickels, and dimes mysteriously disappeared.

Past Programs

Speaker: Kevin Shroyer
Uncover the stories of Virginians who decided to remain loyal to the United States rather than joining Confederate military forces.
Speaker: Erin Holloway Palmer and Brian Palmer, Friends of East End Cemetery.
Uncover what post-war stories and final resting places of United States Colored Troops reveal about African-American life in the former capital of the Confederacy.
Speaker: Rod Stanley
Discover how manufacturing capacity, military tactics, and wound treatments compounded the impact of technological advancements, leading to the greatest loss of American life in U.S. military history.


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