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, January 8, 2018 - 6:30pm
Location: Off Site at Capital Ale House, 623 E Main St, Richmond, VA 23219
Speaker: Mark Greenough

After Lincoln's election, Virginians had a choice to make: Union or secession? In January 1861 the Virginia General Assembly authorized a state convention to act for Virginia during the impending crisis. Discover how members of the "Virginia Convention of 1861" faced the terrible task of deciding the fate of Virginia, and perhaps the nation. With Mark Greenough, Virginia State Capitol.

Upcoming Programs

Date: January 9, 2018
Location: Off Site at Pino's Pizza & Italian Restaurant, 7809 Richmond Hwy Appomattox, VA 24522
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.
Date: February 12, 2018
Location: Off Site at The Camel, 1621 W Broad St, Richmond, VA 23220
Speaker: To be determined
More information coming soon!
Date: February 13, 2018
Location: Off Site at Charley’s- Lynchburg, 707 Graves Mill Rd, Lynchburg, VA 24502
Speaker: Kevin Shroyer
Uncover the stories of Virginians who decided to remain loyal to the United States rather than joining Confederate military forces.

Past Programs

Speaker: Kelly Hancock
Explore the Richmond Bread Riot and discover how women made their plight known.
Speaker: Chris Graham
Learn what happened after ninety-six southern ministers met in Richmond following the issuing of the Emancipation Proclamation.
Speaker: Tally Botzer
Learn more about Union surgeon and feminist Dr. Mary Edwards Walker, who was the first and only woman to receive the U.S. Medal of Honor.


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