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History Happy Hour
March 23 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Heritage Alliance of Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia is launching History Happy Hour at the Chester Inn State Historic Site and Museum on Thursday, March 23! This new, monthly program will feature all things history and include a wide range of topics. History Happy Hour is a collaborative effort between local organizations, so audiences will have the chance to interact with multiple groups. To coincide with Women’s History Month, the first Happy Hour on March 23, will showcase Eliza Johnson, First Lady of the United States from 1865-1869. Kendra Hinkle, curator for the Andrew Johnson National Historic Site, will lead the program.
History Happy Hour will be held at the Chester Inn Museum. Admission is free, and the program will start at 6:30 p.m. The goal of the program is to offer insightful history to the public, foster a collaborative relationship with various individuals and organizations, and increase the role of the Chester Inn State Historic Site and Museum as a community meeting place. To stay up to date on our program schedule, follow the Chester Inn Museum and the Heritage Alliance on Facebook.
The spring schedule is set and features history lovers and practitioners from the Andrew Johnson National Park in Greeneville, Tennessee. On Thursday, April 20, Stephanie Steinhorst will share information on the 1867 Alaska Purchase, and on Thursday, May 25, Andrea Nott will showcase the slave narratives of Rachel Kennedy and Viney Gahagan Brown. Stephanie is the Chief of Interpretation and Education for the Andrew Johnson National Historic Site and Andrea has done independent research with the Andrew Johnson National Historic Site on various topics including slavery.
The Heritage Alliance of Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia is dedicated to the preservation of the architectural, historical, and cultural heritage of our region and to providing educational experiences related to history and heritage for a wide range of audiences. For more information, please call our office at 423.753.9580 or the Chester Inn Museum at 423-753-4580. You can contact the organization via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional information can also be found online at http://www.heritageall.org/.