Online History Happy Hour November 19: Stories from Langston School

The fourth season of History Happy Hour is wrapping up with an online presentation on Thursday, November 19th, at 6:30 pm!

 

 

Join us as we welcome a speaker from the Langston Centre in Johnson City, Tennessee, as they share stories about the building and Langston High School. The Langston Centre was built in 1893 as the Langston Normal School. A 1925 renovation, made possible by Rosenwald funding, added a gymnasium to the school.  Named after Virginia congressional representative John Mercer Langston, it served as a school for African American students from 1893 to 1965. The Langston Education and Arts Development organization has worked with the community and other groups to help restore Langston as a functioning community center for arts and education.

 

The program will be offered through the Zoom platform and will also be streamed live on the Chester Inn Museum’s Facebook page. Go to the Chester Inn Museum Facebook page for the link to the meeting room and for the password to login. The program will begin online at 6:30 pm and participants can join the Zoom meeting or stream live on Facebook at that time. Participants who use Zoom are encouraged to keep their microphones muted and relay any questions during the presentation to the chat. The program is free and open to the public!

 

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This project is funded under an agreement with the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, Tennessee Historical Commission. For more information on the Chester Inn State Historic Site and Museum, History Happy Hour, or the Heritage Alliance please call our office at 423.753.9580 or the Chester Inn Museum at 423.753.4580.  You can also contact the organization via email at info@heritageall.org.  Additional information about the Heritage Alliance and its mission can be found online at http://www.heritageall.org/. Be sure to follow the Chester Inn and Heritage Alliance Facebook pages for updates about events at the Chester Inn and other Heritage Alliance programs.

Virtual History Happy Hour Online October 22nd to Discuss Appalachian Author Mildred Haun

History Happy Hour is back online in October, with a new date! This month’s presentation is now going to be on Thursday, October 22nd, at 6:30 pm.

 

Join speaker Kelsey Solomon for her presentation “Appalachian Writer Mildred Haun.” Mildred Haun was an Appalachian writer and editor whose work included The Hawk’s Done Gone, a collection of fiction published in 1940. Ms. Solomon is an English professor at Walters State Community College, and she is also the chair of the Mildred Haun Conference. The conference is an annual meeting that spotlights themes and research in the field of Appalachian studies that is held at Walters State. Join us online on Thursday October 22nd at 6:30 pm to learn more!

 

The program will be offered through the Zoom platform and will also be streamed live on the Chester Inn Museum’s Facebook page. Go to the Chester Inn Museum Facebook page for the link to the meeting room and for the password to login. The program will begin online at 6:30 pm and participants can join the Zoom meeting or stream live on Facebook at that time. Participants who use Zoom are encouraged to keep their microphones muted and relay any questions during the presentation to the chat. The program is free and open to the public!

 

Topic: History Happy Hour: Appalachian Writer Mildred Haun
Time: Oct 15, 2020 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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Oct 22, 2020 06:00 PM
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Guerrilla Warfare in Appalachia: Bushwhackers, Bandits, and Whacking People with a Stick

History Happy Hour is online again in September! This month’s presentation will feature a pre-recorded talk followed up by a Q and A with the speaker.

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Join speaker Gary Purchase for his presentation “Guerrilla Warfare in Appalachia: Bushwhackers, Bandits, and Whacking People with a Stick.” Mr. Purchase is a Park Ranger at the David Crockett Birthplace State Park. Gary will be discussing the role that guerrilla warfare has played in the region during different conflicts throughout U.S. history. Which conflicts did Appalachians participate in with guerrilla tactics? Join us online on Thursday September 17th at 6:30 pm and find out!

The program will be offered through the Zoom platform and will also be streamed live on the Chester Inn’s Facebook page. Go to the Chester Inn Facebook page for the link to the meeting room and for the password to login. The program will begin online at 6:30 pm and participants can join the Zoom meeting or stream live on Facebook at that time. Participants who use Zoom are encouraged to keep their microphones muted and relay any questions during the presentation to the chat. The program is free and open to the public!

This project is funded under an agreement with the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, Tennessee Historical Commission. For more information on the Chester Inn Museum, History Happy Hour, or the Heritage Alliance please call our office at 423.753.9580 or the Chester Inn Museum at 423.753.4580. You can also contact the organization via email at info@heritageall.org.  Additional information about the Heritage Alliance and its mission can be found online at http://www.heritageall.org/. Be sure to follow the Chester Inn and Heritage Alliance Facebook pages for updates about events at the Chester Inn and other Heritage Alliance programs.

Country Music Topic for Virtual History Happy Hour August 20th

Join us online on August 20th at 6:30 pm as we welcome back Dr. Rene Rodgers from the Birthplace of Country Music Museum. The presentation will be free and can be accessed either through Zoom or on the Chester Inn Museum’s Facebook page. The Zoom login information is also available on Facebook in the description for the event.

Dr. Rodgers will be speaking about different guitar styles that were used during the Bristol Sessions, a series of influential recordings that were integral to the early development of country music. Recorded in Bristol, the sessions featured local artists and prominent figures such as the Stoneman Group and the Carter family. The program will begin online at 6:30 pm and participants can join the Zoom meeting or stream live on Facebook at that time. Participants who use Zoom are encouraged to keep their microphones muted, and viewers can relay questions on Zoom or Facebook to the chat during and after the presentation. The program is free and open to the public!

 

This project is funded under an agreement with the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, Tennessee Historical Commission.

Topic: History Happy Hour: 1927 Bristol Session Guitar Styles
Time: Aug 20, 2020 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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CANCELLED Online History Happy Hour: Women’s Roles in Post-WWII Food Production

Due to technological difficulties, this event has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

The July History Happy Hour, originally scheduled to be held at the museum on July 16th, has been rescheduled as an online presentation for July 23rd at 6:30 pm.

Join speaker Dr. Angela Keaton for her presentation “Women’s Roles in Post-WWII Food Production.” Dr. Keaton is a history professor from Tusculum University and longtime friend of the History Happy Hour program. She will be discussing how World War II changed food production and how those changes intersected with the postwar emphasis on gender roles. Which processed foods emerged, which ones did not succeed, and what role did women play in the process? Join us online on Thursday July 23rd at 6:30 pm and find out!

The program will be offered through the Zoom platform and will also be streamed live on the Chester Inn Museum’s Facebook page. Go to the Chester Inn State Historic Site and Museum’s Facebook page for the link to the meeting room and for the password to login. You can also find this info at heritageall.org under events. The program will begin online at 6:30 pm and participants can join the Zoom meeting or stream live on Facebook at that time. Participants who use Zoom are encouraged to keep their microphones muted and relay any questions during the presentation to the chat. The program is free and open to the public!

Topic: History Happy Hour
Time: July 23, 2020 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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History Happy Hour Online June 25th with “Printing in the Victorian Period” Program

There are a couple of schedule changes for the June History Happy Hour at the Chester Inn Museum.

The June program, originally scheduled to be held at the museum on June 18th, has been rescheduled as an online presentation on June 25th at 6:30 pm. It will be offered through the Zoom platform and will also be streamed live on the Chester Inn Museum’s Facebook page. Go to the Chester Inn Museum’s Facebook page for the link to the meeting room and for the password to login. We are excited to offer this online option as we transition into our phased reopening plan at the Museum.

 

 

The speaker and topic have changed due to travel cancellations related to the pandemic. The updated presentation is “Printing in the Victorian Period” with speaker Jacob Simpson, Assistant Director of the Cincinnati Type & Print Museum. Jacob is the former Exhibits Coordinator for the Heritage Alliance and will be joining us from his location in Cincinnati, OH. The program will begin online at 6:30 pm and participants can join the Zoom meeting or stream live on Facebook at that time. Participants who use Zoom are encouraged to keep their microphones muted and relay any questions during the presentation to the chat. The program is free and open to the public!

 

This project is funded under an agreement with the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, Tennessee Historical Commission.

 

Topic: History Happy Hour
Time: June 25, 2020 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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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)

 

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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