History Happy Hour with Black in Appalachia on May 19th

History Happy Hour is exited to host William Isom with Black in Appalachia on Thursday, May 19th at 6:30 pm!

 

The Heritage Alliance has partnered with Black in Appalachia in the past, but we’ve never had them present at History Happy Hour. William Isom will talk about “Enslavement to National Emancipation: Black Data from Washington County, Tennessee 1860 – 1870.” The program will begin at 6:30 pm and participants can join in-person or stream live on the Chester Inn Museum’s Facebook page. The event will take place in the Chester Inn’s board room, located in the back addition of the building. The program is free and open to the public!

 

Black in Appalachia: Research, Education & Support is a non-profit that works in collaboration with public media, residents, university departments, libraries, archives and community organizations to highlight the history and contributions of African-Americans in the development of the Mountain South and its culture. They do that through research, local narratives, public engagement and exhibition. Black in Appalachia is a community service for Appalachian residents and families with roots in the region. William Isom is an East Tennessee native & the director of Black in Appalachia. He coordinates the project’s research, community data base development, documentary film & photography production, oral history collection, and educational events with residents. For more information, visit their website at www.blackinappalachia.org.

 

History Happy Hour takes place on the third Thursday of the month through November at 6:30 pm. The full schedule for the year is available at heritageall.org and on the Chester Inn Museum’s Facebook page.  Put the dates on your calendar, because you never know what you’re going to learn at History Happy Hour. This program offers insightful history to the public, fosters a collaborative relationship with various individuals and organizations, and increases the role of the Chester Inn State Historic Site and Museum as a community meeting place.

 

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 and the Chester Inn Museum’s YouTube channel for updates about events at the Chester Inn and other Heritage Alliance programs.

 

History Happy Hour is Back In-Person at the Chester Inn Museum on April 21st

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!

Join us as we welcome back Dr. Ashley Rattner from Tusculum University. She’ll be sharing the fascinating history of “Shaker Dance at P.T. Barnum’s American Museum.” The program will begin at 6:30 pm and participants can join in-person or stream live on the Chester Inn Museum’s Facebook page at that time. The event will take place in the Chester Inn’s board room, located in the back addition of the building. The program is free and open to the public!

 

Based on a color lithograph of ca. 1826 by Anthony Imbert, entitled Shakers near Lebanon, via NYPL

 

History Happy Hour takes place on the third Thursday of the month through November at 6:30 pm. The full schedule for the year is available at heritageall.org and on the Chester Inn Museum’s Facebook page.  Put the dates on your calendar, because you never know what you’re going to learn at History Happy Hour. This program offers insightful history to the public, fosters a collaborative relationship with various individuals and organizations, and increases the role of the Chester Inn State Historic Site and Museum as a community meeting place.

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

History Happy Hour Sixth Season Announcement

History Happy Hour is back for its sixth season. Programs will take place the third Thursday of every month at 6:30 pm. This program is free and open to the public. What will we learn this year? Specific topics will be announced for some programs as we get closer to the date. Check back here for more information as it becomes available.

April 21st – Ashley Ratner, Tusculum University – “Shaker Dance at P.T. Barnum’s American Museum” at Chester Inn Museum

 

May 19th – William Isom, Black in Appalachia at Chester Inn Museum

June 16th – Curtis Buchanan – Traditional, Wooden Spoon Making at International Storytelling Center Plaza

 

July 21st -Dr. William Kennedy – Historic Bricks at the Chester Inn Museum and Eureka Inn courtyard

August 18th – Rene Rogers, Birthplace of Country Music Museum at International Storytelling Center

 

September 15th – Leonard Pipitone – “Edison and the Origins of Recorded Sound” at International Storytelling Center

October 20th – Roberta Pipitone -Victorian Mourning Customs at International Storytelling Center

November 17th – Spenser Brenner & Mara Reynolds, The Reece Museum – Exhibits and Digitization at International Storytelling Center

History Happy Hour Returns for 6th Season on March 10th

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

 

Join us as we welcome Mr. Charles D. Crowe, a student from Langston High School and a graduate of Science Hill High School. Mr. Crowe will speak about his time at Langston and his perspective on being the “Lost Class of 1965” – a name given to those students who were high school juniors when school integration occurred. Mr. Crowe served as Director of Procurements and Contracts for the Department of Energy. This program will take place online via the Zoom platform. It will also be livestreamed to the Chester Inn Museum’s Facebook page. The Zoom link is available on the Heritage Alliance’s website and on the Chester Inn Facebook page.

 

Mr. Charles Crowe

 

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 worked with the community and other groups to help restore Langston as a functioning community center for arts and education. Today, the Langston Centre offers a variety of classes and programs. They most recently launched the Langston Experience in February.

 

“We’re excited to welcome Mr. Crowe and share more stories from Langston,” says Heritage Alliance Executive Director Anne Mason. “They are such an important part of the community, and their students have so many stories to share.” The program will start at 6:30 pm on March 10th. It is free to the public.

 

Starting in April, History Happy Hour will be the third Thursday of every month at 6:30 pm. Topics for this season include Shaker Dance, “Edison and the Origins of Recorded Sound,” traditional, wooden spoon making, historic bricks in architecture, and much more. A full line up for the season will soon be available at the Heritage Alliance’s website, heritageall.org, and on the Chester Inn Museum’s Facebook page. History Happy Hour provides a space for the community to gather and engage with a variety of topics. Over its six seasons, the program has established a platform to showcase the many regional organizations that are engaged in historical work and research.

 

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

History Happy Hour Gets Macabre In-Person on October 21st

What better time of year to explore the history of death and mourning than October?

 

Join us as we welcome Roberta Pipitone for her presentation, ““19th Century American Mourning Rules, Customs, and Symbolism.” Ms. Pipitone was a theatre teacher for 30 years, but she has been a collector and researcher of all things mourning for forty years. She also plans to bring items to accompany her presentation, including jewelry, post-mortem photos, and mourning pieces displayed in American Victorian homes. This presentation will start at 6:30 pm, and it will be in-person at the International Storytelling Center, located next door to the Chester Inn Museum. This presentation will also be available via livestream on the Chester Inn’s Facebook page. It is presented by the Heritage Alliance and produced independently of the International Storytelling Center. It is also free and open to the public!

 

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

History Happy Hour Virtual Program on September 16th at 6:30

This month’s History Happy Hour will help you prepare for the start of autumn with a program about a favorite fall beverage!

 

Join us as we welcome Kim Floyd and Jeff “Puff” Irvin for their presentation, “The In-Cider’s Scoop.” They will be talking about the history of apples and cider as well as the science behind the delicious 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. The North Carolina Craft Beverage Museum is dedicated to preserving and interpreting the state’s craft beverage story, and celebrates its role in building and defining a local, state, and national community. The Craft Beverage Institute of the Southeast at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College is designed to support the rapidly growing craft beverage industry in Western North Carolina and the Southeast by providing curriculum and non-credit courses in brewing, distilling, fermentation and related business practices.

 

This presentation will be online-only, and will be available via Zoom and Facebook live. The Zoom login information is available below. 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!

 

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

Birthplace of Country Music Museum at Next History Happy Hour

History Happy Hour is IN-PERSON at the Jonesborough Visitors Center on Thursday, August 19th at 6:30 pm!

 

Join us as we welcome back one of our favorite History Happy Hour partner organizations, Bristol’s Birthplace of Country Music Museum! Dr. Rene Rodgers and Scotty Almany will be on hand to share the technological story behind a Farm and Fun Time radio transcription disc. The program will be in-person in the auditorium of 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. Seating will be spaced out in the auditorium. 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.

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)

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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)

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