The Heritage Alliance of Northeast Tennessee & Southwest Virginia
History Happy Hour: Searching for Rhea Wells
Chester Inn Museum
August 16, 2018 6:30 pm
August 16, 2018 8:00 pm
116 West Main Street
Who was Rhea Wells? That was the guiding question for Dr. Brenda G’Fellers and Kristin Pearson of the Bristol Public Library as they researched local artist and children’s book author Rhea Wells (1891-1962). Wells was well known, yet reclusive, and tended to be protective of his private life even as a public figure. As the two researchers kept looking into Wells’ history—including his time spent living in Jonesborough—they kept uncovering new information about his life, some of which had been unknown even to his family! Find out more about the trail of discovery taken by these two researchers at this month’s History Happy Hour. The program starts at 6:30 PM and is free and open to the public.
History Happy Hour is a collaborative program that features speakers and researchers from various local organizations, museums, and schools. Presenters for 2018 include independent researchers, National Park Service rangers, professors, and museum professionals from across the region. The programs are on the 3rd Thursday each month at 6:30 pm.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
Photos courtesy of the Washington County Library, Jonesborough Branch.