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History Happy Hour at the Chester Inn Museum

The Heritage Alliance of Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia is launching History Happy Hour at the Chester Inn State Historic Site and Museum on Thursday, March 23!  History makes us happy, and we want to share that happiness with you.  This new, monthly program will feature a wide range of topics, including First Lady Eliza Johnson, the Alaska purchase, and much more!  The region is full of history, and people who know about history, and History Happy Hour is a chance for them to share their exciting knowledge with the wider public.  The program is a collaborative effort between local organizations, so audiences will have the chance to interact with multiple groups.

History Happy Hour will be held at the Chester Inn Museum.  Admission is free, and the program will start at 6:30 p.m.   The goal of the program is to offer insightful history to the public, foster a collaborative relationship with various individuals and organizations, and increase the role of the Chester Inn State Historic Site and Museum as a community meeting place.  To stay up to date on our program schedule, follow the Chester Inn Museum and the Heritage Alliance on Facebook.

The spring schedule is set and features history lovers and practitioners from the Andrew Johnson National Park in Greeneville, Tennessee.  On Thursday, March 23, Kenrda Hinkle will speak about First Lady Eliza Johnson.  On Thursday, April 20, Stephanie Steinhorst will share information on the Alaska Purchase, and on Thursday, May 25, Andrea Nott will showcase the slave narratives of Rachel Kennedy and Viney Gahagan Brown.

Kendra is the curator for the Andrew Johnson National Historic Site.  Stephanie is the Chief of Interpretation and Education for the Andrew Johnson National Historic Site and Andrea has done independent research with the Andrew Johnson National Historic Site on various topics including slavery.

The Heritage Alliance of Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia is dedicated to the preservation of the architectural, historical, and cultural heritage of our region and to providing educational experiences related to history and heritage for a wide range of audiences.  For more information, please call our office at 423.753.9580 or the Chester Inn Museum at 423-753-4580.  You can contact the organization via email at info@heritageall.org.  Additional information can also be found online at http://www.heritageall.org/.

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