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History Happy Hour

August 17, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join the ChesterInn State Historic Site and Museum on August 17th at 6:30 pm as wewelcome Mr. Frank Collins.

Mr. Collins’ presentationis “Historic Jonesborough – Image Overlays using Google Earth Pro,DeedMapper, Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps, and the earliest records of Jonesborough”.  He will be demonstrating how to overlayhistoric records, maps, and land plats onto Google Earth satellite images.  The maps and plats include the 1796 Plan ofJonesborough, as well as Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps (1888 through 1939).  Mr. Collins will also show work done withDeedMapper software that uses land record metes & bounds to create landplats.  Two of the first Jonesboroughland records contain hand drawn plats that will be illuminated using GoogleEarth Pro.  Using the Sanborn Fire Mapsand other records with Google Earth Pro’s transparency function will allow theaudience to compare current structures with those that existed in 1888, 1939and other years. The program willbegin at 6:30 pm in the International Storytelling Center. The program is freeand open to the public!

Frank Collins is alocal historian and retired Statistician and Program Manager.  Frank and wife Amy Collins live in the oldJonesborough High School, now known as Academy Hill.  Frank researched and published a website forAcademy Hill at www.academyhill.us.

The 2023 seasonof History Happy Hour will run from April through November with a new programevery third Thursday of the month. The full schedule is available on theChester Inn’s Facebook page and the Heritage Alliance’s website. If you can’tattend History Happy Hour in person, each program will be livestreamed to theChester Inn Museum’s Facebook page.

This project is funded under an agreement with the TennesseeDepartment of Environment and Conservation, Tennessee Historical Commission. For more information on the Chester InnMuseum, History Happy Hour, or the Heritage Alliance please call our office at423.753.9580 or the Chester Inn Museum at 423.753.4580.  You can also contact the organization via emailat info@heritageall.org.  Additional information about the HeritageAlliance and its mission can be found online at http://www.heritageall.org/.Be sure to follow the Chester Inn and Heritage Alliance Facebook pages forupdates about events at the Chester Inn and other Heritage Alliance programs.


August 17, 2023
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm