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History Happy Hour: “No Distinction”: Coeducation in Milligan’s Early Years, 1881-1917

June 15, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join the ChesterInn State Historic Site and Museum on June 15th at 6:30 pm as wewelcome Katherine N. Banks, University Archivist & Information ResourcesLibrarian at Milligan University for this month’s History Happy Hour!


Mrs. Banks will be presenting on the history of co-educationat Milligan University. According to Mrs. Banks, “Milligan has always permittedmen and women to study at the school from its beginning, which was ratherunusual for the late 1800s. My presentation will look at the reasons whyMilligan allowed this and what the reality was for the students and faculty inits early years, through the early 1900s. This presentation was developed froman exhibit and the accompanying research for the Holloway Archives at MilliganUniversity. The title is ‘“No Distinction”’: Coeducation in Milligan’sEarly Years, 1881-1917.” The program will begin at 6:30 pm in the Chester InnMuseum’s Board Room. The program is free and open to the public!


The 2023 seasonof History Happy Hour will run from April through November with a new programevery third Thursday of the month. The full lineup includes Presidentialhistory, Jonesborough’s historic front porches, deed research, and much more.The full schedule is available on the Chester Inn’s Facebook page and theHeritage Alliance’s website. If you can’t attend History Happy Hour in person,each program will be livestreamed to the Chester 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 viaemail at 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.


June 15, 2023
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


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