History Happy Hour Online Event May 28th: How Anti-Slavery Politics Won

History Happy Hour is making its online debut next week!

History Happy Hour was set to launch for a fourth season in March. Due to public closures related to the coronavirus, the first two meetings were cancelled. The May program, originally scheduled for May 21st, has been pushed back to May 28th and is going to be offered online. It will be offered through the Zoom platform. Go to the Chester Inn Museum Facebook page for the link to the meeting room and for the password to login. You can also access this information via the Heritage Alliance’s website, www.heritageall.org. We are excited to offer this online option and for the opportunity to gauge how this program might work virtually.

The topic this month covers history around the Civil War. Join Dr. Kyle Osborn as he presents “How Anti-Slavery Politics Won.” Dr. Osborn is an Assistant Professor of History at King University, and worked as a graduate assistant for the Heritage Alliance’s Teaching American History grant several years ago. The program will begin online at 6:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public!

 

Topic: History Happy Hour

Time: May 28, 2020 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

 

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87410560423?pwd=bjBCenNib1IvVnNCbnRxQWk5ZElvQT09

 

Meeting ID: 874 1056 0423

Password: History

 

Virgil Peters: Through the Eyes of an Appalachian Country Boy

Mr. Peters was scheduled to be the presenter for our first History Happy Hour of the 2020 season, but we have had to postpone his program due to the current health crisis. When we have the reschedule date, we will let you all know. In the meantime, we wanted to share a part of Mr. Peters’ story with you. Click here (Virgil Peters) to read about his service in the Navy during WWII, including his experience of seeing the American flag raised after the Battle of Iwo Jima.

Mr. Peters also wrote a book about his life titled World War II and Beyond: Through the Eyes of an Appalachian Country Boy. The book is available from Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/World-War-II-Beyond-Appalachian/dp/B084DFZRH8

Here are some other sources that illuminate Mr. Peters’s life.

https://www.timesnews.net/Community/2019/06/12/Kingsport-s-Virgil-Peters-honors-grandson-with-memory-garden.html

https://wcyb.com/news/local/honor-flight-local-veterans-journey-to-dc

https://www.timesnews.net/Community/2019/06/12/Kingsport-s-Virgil-Peters-honors-grandson-with-memory-garden.html