The Clinton House Museum and Fayetteville Ale Trail have joined forces to launch History Happy Hour! Six different events will take place at the Clinton House throughout 2019. These are fun and themed events that feature regional history and regional craft breweries.
Tickets are $5 each at the door (no advance ticket sales) and will get you a pint glass with the HHH logo, two pours, non-alcoholic beverages, snacks, and music. Details about each event can be found on this website, the Fayetteville Ale Trail site, and on Facebook.
Get text reminders and event updates by texting HISTORYHAPPY to 51555. To entice you to subscribe, we’re giving away a $50 Visa gift card in a drawing from all those who have subscribed by noon on February 19th.
Each event is from 6 to 8 p.m., plenty of time for guests to come and go as they like. Parking is available in the museum driveway and across the street.
Mark your calendars for the following dates:
Tuesday, February 19th: Wear Your Politics
What’s your message to the world? What do you believe in? Whatever it is, wear it and share it! We’ll also be showing off some of the jackets, shirts, and other wearables from our archives with a bit of a fashion show!
April 9th: Joke’s on You, Mr. President
In honor of April Fool’s Day, we’ll be highlighting the lighter side of the American presidency with Saturday Night Live clips, presidential impersonations, political cartoons, and other funny moments old and new from our presidents.
Tuesday, May 14th: First Ladies Night
Weather permitting, we’ll make history in the First Ladies Garden and feature a First Ladies trivia contest.
Tuesday, July 9th: In Celebration of Dickson Street
Do you know where Chester’s was? Have you heard of Windy Austin and the Hot House Tomato Boys? Join us as we celebrate the Dickson Street entertainment district and some of the history made right here in Fayetteville!
Tuesday, September 17th: Man in Black
Arkansas native Johnny Cash was IN Fayetteville with Governor Winthrop Rockefeller on September 17, 1968, so we’ll have lots to toast on this special anniversary. We’ll also be celebrating the traveling exhibition at the museum entitled 1968: A Folsom Redemption. The Museum is hosting this exhibit from September 1 to October 20th. The exhibit is a collection of photographs and ephemera from two journalists who witnessed the landmark Cash concert at Folsom Prison.
Tuesday, November 12th: Election Night Watch Party
To be honest, there isn’t actually an election on November 12th but that won’t keep us from holding a watch party! Guests will vote on plenty of fun things, register to vote (in case you haven’t already!), speculate on the 2020 elections, and relive fun moments from election nights past.