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October 2021

History Happy Hour: 19th Century American Mourning Rules, Customs, and Symbolism

October 21, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
International Storytelling Center, 116 West Main Street
Jonesborough, TN 37659 United States
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What better time of year to explore the history of death and mourning than October?

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March 2022

Virtual History Happy Hour: The “Lost Class” of Langston High School

March 10, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Chester Inn Museum, 116 West Main Street
Jonesborough, TN 37659 United States
Free

The sixth season of History Happy Hour kicks off on Thursday, March 10th at 6:30 pm.

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April 2022

History Happy Hour: Shaker Dance at P.T. Barnum’s American Museum

April 21, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Chester Inn Museum, 116 West Main Street
Jonesborough, TN 37659 United States
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History Happy Hour is IN-PERSON and back at the Chester Inn State Historic Site and Museum on Thursday, April 21st at 6:30 pm!

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May 2022

History Happy Hour: Enslavement to National Emancipation, Black Data from Washington County, Tennessee 1860 – 1870

May 19, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Chester Inn Museum, 116 West Main Street
Jonesborough, TN 37659 United States
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History Happy Hour is IN-PERSON and back at the Chester Inn State Historic Site and Museum.

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June 2022

History Happy Hour: Traditional Spoon Making with Curtis Buchanan

June 16, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Chester Inn Museum, 116 West Main Street
Jonesborough, TN 37659 United States
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History Happy Hour is IN-PERSON and back at the Chester Inn State Historic Site and Museum.

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July 2022

History Happy Hour: Jonesborough’s 19th Century Brick Buildings, Handmade Beauties

July 21, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Chester Inn Museum, 116 West Main Street
Jonesborough, TN 37659 United States
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History Happy Hour Talks Historic Buildings with Dr. Kennedy on July 21st.

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August 2022

History Happy Hour: Mountain Air Waves, Stories of Local and Regional Radio

August 18, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Chester Inn Museum, 116 West Main Street
Jonesborough, TN 37659 United States
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The Birthplace of Country Music Museum returns to History Happy Hour on Thursday, August 18th at 6:30 pm to talk about “Mountain Airwaves.”

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September 2022

History Happy Hour: Thomas Alva Edison and the Origins of Recorded Sound

September 15, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
International Storytelling Center, 116 West Main Street
Jonesborough, TN 37659 United States
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This month’s History Happy Hour features retired history teacher Leonard Pipitone and his collection and knowledge all about inventor extraordinaire Thomas Edison!

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October 2022

History Happy Hour: Victorian Mourning Customs

October 20, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
International Storytelling Center, 116 West Main Street
Jonesborough, TN 37659 United States
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History Happy Hour Takes a Look at Victorian Mourning Customs in October

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November 2022

History Happy Hour: Susannah and Cold Mountain, Examining the Portrayal of Appalachian Culture in Opera

November 17, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
International Storytelling Center, 116 West Main Street
Jonesborough, TN 37659 United States
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Join the Chester Inn State Historic Site and Museum for the final History Happy Hour of the 2022 season. Savannah Bennett from The Reece Museum will present her topic, “Susannah and Cold Mountain: Examining the Portrayal of Appalachian Culture in Opera.”

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