History Happy Hour

Standard pricing for History Happy Hours is $15 for Museum members and $20 for non-members. Some exceptions apply.

Wire Guys and Shooters: The Best of Sports Journalism
Friday, January 17
6:30 pm

Writer Steve Ginsburg (a wire guy) and photographer Mark Goldman (a shooter) will regale us with anecdotes about covering the world of sports, from the pressures of being a “wire guy” – the journalists who write the stories that get fed to thousands of newspapers and broadcasters through the world – to the challenge of “shooters” – those who take the jaw-dropping images during the most crucial moments of a big game.
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Three Centuries of LGBTQ+ History in the Mid-Atlantic A_Morning_Frolic_or_the_Transmutation_of_the_Sexes.
Friday, February 28
6:30 pm

Long before Pride parades and Supreme Court arguments over Marriage Equality, LGBTQ+ people have been part of the fabric of American life. In this program by Dr. Christopher Mielke and local historian Ron Padrón, we will look at the hidden queer history of colonial America and the young Republic. Through documented histories of queer and gender non-conforming individuals, our speakers will cover the evolution of gender and sexuality in the mid-Atlantic over three centuries, and challenges face by Revolutionary War generals, African American schoolteachers and female husbands, among others.
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A Drinkable Feast: Tales and Cocktails from 1920s Paris
Friday, March 13
6:30 pm

Join renowned cocktail historian and author Philip Greene for an evening of stories, photos, literary excerpts and vintage cocktails from the cafés, cabarets, saloons and salons of 1920s Paris. During the program, guests will be served a flight of four authentic (sample-size) cocktails from this illustrious era, and can purchase their favorite from the cash bar. Doors open at 6:00 pm for guests to enjoy cocktails for purchase. Cocktails featured preceding the program will not be available during the included tasting.
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Under the Knife
Friday, April 24
6:30 pm

She’s young, she’s witty, and she’s right there on the sidelines for one of the most heated debates on Capitol Hill… health care. As a reporter for POLITICO, Alice Miranda Ollstein has covered some of the biggest moments – from Supreme Court arguments to late-night Capitol Hill votes to the 2016 and 2020 campaign trail debates. Don’t miss the opportunity to bring your burning questions to a lively discussion with Alice as she brings this national conversation to the Sandy Spring community.

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History Happy Hours include happy hour drinks and snacks.  History Happy Hours are sponsored by Therrien Waddell Construction Group.

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