The Chester Inn on Main Street is ready for the 2018 season of History Happy Hour.


History Happy Hour is set to return with the launch of its 2018 schedule.

The first program this year features Dollie Boyd from Tusculum College and the Doak House Museum. Dollie will be speaking about 19th century optical illusion toys and their fascinating role in 1800s recreation. The program will be on Thursday, March 15 at 6:30 p.m., and it will be held at the Chester Inn Museum in Jonesborough. It is free and open to the public.

History Happy Hour was launched by the Chester Inn State Historic Site and Museum last year as an effort to bring people together from different institutions and provide a space for the community to engage in free, history-driven discussions. The 2018 schedule is lined up and features a mix of subjects including biographies, regional and local history, and national events like World War II.

For more information on the Chester Inn State Historic Site and Museum, History Happy Hour, or the Heritage Alliance, please call our office at 423.753.9580, or the Chester Inn Museum at 423.753.4580.  You can also contact the organization via email at  Additional information about the Heritage Alliance and its mission can be found online at