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History Happy Hour: Enslavement to National Emancipation, Black Data from Washington County, TN 1860 – 1870
May 19, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
History Happy Hour is exited to host William Isom with Blackin Appalachia on Thursday, May 19th at 6:30 pm!
TheHeritage Alliance has partnered with Black in Appalachia in the past, but we’venever had them present at History Happy Hour. William Isom will talk about “Enslavementto National Emancipation: Black Data from Washington County, Tennessee 1860 –1870.” Theprogram will begin at 6:30 pm and participants can join in-person or streamlive on the Chester Inn Museum’s Facebook page. The event will take place inthe Chester Inn’s board room, located in the back addition of the building. Theprogram 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 communityorganizations to highlight the history and contributions of African-Americansin the development of the Mountain South and its culture. They do that throughresearch, local narratives, public engagement and exhibition. Black inAppalachia is a community service for Appalachian residents and families withroots in the region. William Isom is an East Tennessee native & thedirector 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 moreinformation, visit their website at www.blackinappalachia.org.
History Happy Hour takes place on the third Thursday of themonth through November at 6:30 pm. The full schedule for the year is availableat heritageall.org and on the Chester Inn Museum’s Facebook page. Put the dates on your calendar, because younever know what you’re going to learn at History Happy Hour. This program offers insightful history to thepublic, fosters a collaborative relationship with various individuals andorganizations, and increases the role of the Chester Inn State Historic Siteand Museum as a community meeting place.
This project is funded under an agreement with the TennesseeDepartment of Environment and Conservation, Tennessee Historical Commission.For more information on the Chester Inn Museum, History Happy Hour, or theHeritage Alliance please call our office at 423.753.9580 or the Chester InnMuseum at 423.753.4580. You can also contact the organization via email firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional information about the Heritage Alliance andits mission can be found online at http://www.heritageall.org/. Be sure tofollow the Chester Inn and Heritage Alliance Facebook pages and the Chester InnMuseum’s YouTube channel for updates about events at the Chester Inn and otherHeritage Alliance programs.