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History Happy Hour: Appalachia and Opera

November 17, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Jointhe Chester Inn State Historic Site and Museum for the final History Happy Hourof the 2022 season. Savannah Bennett from The Reece Museum will present hertopic, “Susannah and Cold Mountain: Examining the Portrayal of AppalachianCulture in Opera.”


HistoryHappy Hour will take place at 6:30 pm on Thursday, November 17th atthe International Storytelling Center, located next door to the Chester InnMuseum. Savannah Bennett is the new Collection Manager at The Reece Museum whichis located on campus at East Tennessee State University. Savannah received her Bachelor of Music inPerformance degree at Western Carolina University in 2020, and will receive herMaster of Arts in Appalachian Studies as well as a Heritage Interpretation andMuseum Studies Certificate at ETSU in 2022. Her research examines the portrayalof the Appalachian region and its people, namely women, in two popular operas. TheHistory Happy Hour presentation will also be available via livestream on theChester Inn’s Facebook page. It is presented by the Heritage Alliance andproduced independently of the International Storytelling Center. It is free andopen to the public!


This project is funded under an agreement withthe Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, Tennessee HistoricalCommission. Formore information on the Chester Inn Museum, History Happy Hour, or the HeritageAlliance please call our office at 423.753.9580 or the Chester Inn Museum at423.753.4580. You can also contact the organization via email at info@heritageall.org.Additional information about the Heritage Alliance and its mission can be foundonline 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.



November 17, 2022
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


116 W Main St, Jonesborough, TN 37659, USA
116 W Main St United States