History Happy Hour on July 15th

History Happy Hour is IN-PERSON at the Jonesborough Visitors Center on Thursday, July 15th at 6:30 pm!

Join speaker Jacey Augustus from the Cedar Grove Foundation. Ms. Augustus has been active in preserving the history of the Cedar Grove community, Elizabethton’s African American baseball team the Blue-Grays, and more! This presentation will tie-in to a new exhibit at the Chester Inn Museum about the Cedar Grove community as well.

The program will be in-person at the Visitors Center, and it will be streamed live on the Chester Inn’s Facebook page as well. The program will begin at 6:30 pm and participants can join in-person or stream live on Facebook at that time. 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.

Virtual History Happy Hour: Cook That Spam a Little Faster – How World War II and Women Changed the Food Industry

History Happy Hour kicks off its summer schedule on Thursday, June 17th at 6:30 pm!

Join speaker Dr. Angela Keaton for her presentation “Cook That Spam a Little Faster: How World War II and Women Changed the Food Industry.” Dr. Keaton is a history professor from Tusculum University and longtime friend of the History Happy Hour. 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 on Thursday June 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 Museum’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!

Topic: History Happy Hour
Time: Jun 17, 2021 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82509102750?pwd=SVBqMUlJTmNTTUNZZmtHdUpPWmtCQT09

Meeting ID: 825 0910 2750
Passcode: History

One tap mobile
+13017158592,,82509102750#,,,,*8704513# US (Washington DC)
+13126266799,,82509102750#,,,,*8704513# US (Chicago)

Dial by your location
+1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)
+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
+1 646 558 8656 US (New York)
+1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
+1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
+1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose)
Meeting ID: 825 0910 2750
Passcode: 8704513
Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kdVbnWC8XK

 

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

History Happy Hour Online with In-Person Livestream at Depot Street Brewing

This month’s History Happy Hour springs into action with a look at honey and mead! The program will take place at 6:30 pm on Thursday, May 20th.

Join us as we welcome Kim Floyd and Jeff “Puff” Irvin for their presentation, “A Friend in Mead is a Friend Indeed.” They will look at some of the history and significance of mead as well as some of the science that goes into the process of producing the beverage. Kim Floyd is the director of the North Carolina Craft Beverage Museum, and Puff Irvin is the Director of the Craft Beverage Institute of the Southeast at Asheville Buncombe Technical Community College.

 

 

This presentation will be available via Zoom and Facebook live. The livestream will also be available at Depot Street Brewing in Jonesborough. Come and learn the history of some of your favorite beverages at a local brewery. If you prefer to view the program online, the Zoom login information is available on Facebook and the Heritage Alliance website. You can connect directly with the program via Zoom or watch the live stream on the Chester Inn’s Facebook page. This program is free and open to the public

Depot Street Brewing is located at 904 Depot Street in Jonesborough.

 

Topic: History Happy Hour
Time: May 20, 2021 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82509102750?pwd=SVBqMUlJTmNTTUNZZmtHdUpPWmtCQT09

Meeting ID: 825 0910 2750
Passcode: History

One tap mobile
+13017158592,,82509102750#,,,,*8704513# US (Washington DC)
+13126266799,,82509102750#,,,,*8704513# US (Chicago)

Dial by your location
+1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)
+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
+1 646 558 8656 US (New York)
+1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
+1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
+1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose)
Meeting ID: 825 0910 2750
Passcode: 8704513
Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kdVbnWC8XK

History Happy Hour to Hold Hybrid In-Person and Online Program on April 15

History Happy Hour will be back in-person on Thursday, April 15th with Dr. Robert Turpin from Lees-McRae College and his research, “Black Cyclists in the United States, 1880-1910.” Dr. Turpin’s presentation will share the history and accomplishments of Black cyclists during this era and will go beyond Marshall “Major” Taylor who was a well-known cyclist from the 1900s. Like all of our History Happy Hour presentations, this topic is unique and we can’t wait to know more.
This month’s program will be available in-person at the Jonesborough Visitor’s Center (117 Boone Street). The program will start at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium. Per CDC safety guidelines, seats will be distanced and masks are required inside the Visitor’s Center. We have limited seating in the auditorium, up to 30 people, so please make sure you arrive early if you’d like a seat. The program will also be available online via Zoom and Facebook live. The Zoom login information is available through the Chester Inn Museum’s Facebook event and the Heritage Alliance’s website. You can connect directly with the program via Zoom or watch the live stream on the Chester Inn’s Facebook page. This program is free and open to the public!
Topic: History Happy Hour
Time: Apr 15, 2021 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Meeting ID: 825 0910 2750
Passcode: History
One tap mobile
+13017158592,,82509102750#,,,,*8704513# US (Washington DC)
+13126266799,,82509102750#,,,,*8704513# US (Chicago)
Dial by your location
+1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)
+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
+1 646 558 8656 US (New York)
+1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
+1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
+1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose)
Meeting ID: 825 0910 2750
Passcode: 8704513
Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kdVbnWC8XK
This project is funded under an agreement with the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, Tennessee Historical Commission.
Featured image from biography.com.

History Happy Hour Online March 18th

History Happy Hour returns on Thursday, March 18th at 6:30 pm!

We kick our 2021 schedule off with Dr. Ashley Rattner and her presentation, “Benjamin Lundy, East Tennessee, and the Early Abolitionist Press.” Lundy was an abolitionist and an editor who spent his early career in Ohio and Missouri. He founded the abolitionist publication, The Genius of Universal Emancipation, and relocated to east Tennessee in the 1820s before moving on to Maryland. He continued his publication and influenced other abolitionist publishers including William Lloyd Garrison.

Our first presentation will be online-only, and will be available via zoom and Facebook live. The Zoom login information is available on Facebook and the Heritage Alliance website. You can connect directly with the program via zoom or watch the live stream on the Chester Inn’s Facebook page. This 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: Mar 18, 2021 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82509102750?pwd=SVBqMUlJTmNTTUNZZmtHdUpPWmtCQT09

Meeting ID: 825 0910 2750
Passcode: History

One tap mobile
+13017158592,,82509102750#,,,,*8704513# US (Washington DC)
+13126266799,,82509102750#,,,,*8704513# US (Chicago)

Dial by your location
+1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)
+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
+1 646 558 8656 US (New York)
+1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
+1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
+1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose)
Meeting ID: 825 0910 2750
Passcode: 8704513
Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kdVbnWC8XK

History Happy Hour Returns for Fifth Season

The Chester Inn Museum’s award-winning speaker series History Happy Hour is returning for a fifth year!

This program has been one of the highlights of the museum’s programming since its debut in 2016. “We are excited to bring this program back for another year,” head docent Joe Spiker says. “Each year we try to put together an amazing lineup featuring talented presenters and interesting topics, and this year is no exception.” He adds, “We want to provide a space for the community to gather and engage with a variety of topics and establish a platform to showcase the many regional organizations that are engaged in historical work and research.”

Each presentation is on the third Thursday at 6:30 pm each month from March through November. Presentations may be virtual or in-person, and specifics for each presentation will be available as the scheduled dates approach. “We were really fortunate to transition last year’s schedule to a virtual series,” Spiker says. “This year we are taking things on a month-by-month basis, especially early on. The best way to remain current on program information is on the Chester Inn’s Facebook page.” Each presentation is free and open to the public.

This year’s program features returning favorites as well as new presenters. Dr. Angela Keaton from Tusculum, Dr. Rene Rodgers from the Birthplace of Country Music Museum, and alumni from the Langston Centre highlight speakers returning to the series for another year. New organizations represented this year include the Cedar Grove Foundation in Elizabethton, Lees McRae College in Banner Elk, N.C., and both the Craft Beverage Institute and Museum in North Carolina. The full schedule can be found at www.heritageall.org and on the Chester Inn’s Facebook page.

This Chester Inn State Historic Site and Museum is funded under an agreement with the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, Tennessee Historical Commission.

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!

 

Here is the Zoom information:

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82509102750?pwd=SVBqMUlJTmNTTUNZZmtHdUpPWmtCQT09

Meeting ID: 825 0910 2750
Passcode: History
One tap mobile
+13017158592,,82509102750#,,,,,,0#,,8704513# US (Washington D.C)
+13126266799,,82509102750#,,,,,,0#,,8704513# US (Chicago)

Dial by your location
+1 301 715 8592 US (Washington D.C)
+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
+1 646 558 8656 US (New York)
+1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
+1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
+1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose)
Meeting ID: 825 0910 2750
Passcode: 8704513
Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kbSQyWGMFo

 

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)
Every month on the Third Thu, until Nov 19, 2020, 2 occurrence(s)
Oct 22, 2020 06:00 PM
Nov 19, 2020 06:00 PM

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82509102750?pwd=SVBqMUlJTmNTTUNZZmtHdUpPWmtCQT09

Meeting ID: 825 0910 2750
Passcode: History
One tap mobile
+13017158592,,82509102750#,,,,,,0#,,8704513# US (Germantown)
+13126266799,,82509102750#,,,,,,0#,,8704513# US (Chicago)

Dial by your location
+1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown)
+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
+1 646 558 8656 US (New York)
+1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
+1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
+1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose)
Meeting ID: 825 0910 2750
Passcode: 8704513
Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kbSQyWGMFo

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.

Meeting ID: 825 0910 2750
Password: History

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)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82509102750?pwd=N1ZxRnV1dVlHN1NZM0labERvbVV1UT09

Meeting ID: 825 0910 2750
Passcode: history

One tap mobile
+12532158782,,82509102750#,,,,,,0#,,7663845# US (Tacoma)
+13017158592,,82509102750#,,,,,,0#,,7663845# US (Germantown)

Dial by your location
+1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
+1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown)
+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
+1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
+1 646 558 8656 US (New York)
+1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose)
Meeting ID: 825 0910 2750
Passcode: 7663845
Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kbSQyWGMFo