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.
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.
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.