2018 History Happy Hour Lecture Series



FLINT – The Whaley Historic House Museum has announced a number of speakers for their History Happy Hour lecture series of 2018.

The Gilded Age house museum has been closed to visitors since December 2015, but as restoration continues to a completion this spring, we are still having our ever popular lecture series, now for the entirety of 2018.

For the beginning of this year, we will be continuing our partnership with Tenacity Brewery in Carriage Town on the first Thursday of every month for a unique historical topic by guest lecturers. These next four months will feature local alumni and professors from the University of Michigan – Flint.

“We are happy to further our relationship with the university, local university alumni, and be able to continue this great program while the museum is closed with another great community asset, Tenacity,” said Daniel Conner, Whaley Historic House Museum Executive Director and University of Michigan – Flint History alumni.

Upcoming on Feb. 1, March 1, April 5, and May 3, those interested in enjoying a local craft beer, cider, as well as non-alcoholic drinks, while learning a bit of history, are welcome to join. There is no charge for the events while at Tenacity. Those who do feel so inclined, however, can leave a donation, which will help fund our ongoing museum restoration.

Below is a lineup of the lectures they have planned. Details: Call 810-471-4714 or email director@whaleyhouse.com.

Feb. 1: “Ye Jacobites By Name,” by Mary Grace Gottler, a University of Michigan – Flint History alumni and assistant teacher with the University of Michigan – Flint Early Childhood Development Center

March 1: “Worst Jobs in American History,” by Dr. Thomas Henthorn, Associate Professor of History at the University of Michigan – Flint

April 5: A presentation on Michigan archaeological sites by Dr. Beverley Smith, Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Michigan – Flint

May 3: “The Purple Gang of Detroit,” by Kevin Reed, a University of Michigan – Flint History alumni and social studies teacher at West Bloomfield High School. – G.G.


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