Drink Beer | Talk History!

Join the Phelps Mansion Museum in both learning history and drinking beer on December 9th. Urban Explorer, Bryant Neal, hosts a presentation remembering the abandoned and forgotten architecture in America’s cities.

“Abandoned Upstate: Photos of Binghamton History”

The Abandoned Upstate Project is an ongoing visual collection of urban decay. From forgotten resorts to collapsing asylums, its reach spans hundreds of unique locations. No piece of history is immune to the effects of the reclamation of nature.

Bryant Neal is an urban explorer who found a passion for archiving abandoned spaces. His work exposes the beauty in decay through ornate details and somber backdrops. Bryant documents the deterioration of locations through photography, cinematography, and 35mm film.

Admission

  • Nonmembers: $10.00/person
  • Members: $8.00/person
  • Zoom option: $5.00

*Reservation Required
*
Must be 21+ years of age
*First drink is free with admission

Reservation
NonMember $10.00 USDMember $8.00 USD

Zoom Option: $5.00

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, all participants are required to wear a mask regardless of vaccination status!


Drink Beer | Talk History!

Join the Phelps Mansion Museum in both learning history and drinking beer on November 18th. Local historian, Matt Hollis, hosts a presentation detailing the transformation of music following the Civil War.

“Jelly Roll, Joplin, & Jim Crow: Music in the Late 19th Century”

Musical styles in the late 19th and early 20th centuries in the United States mirrored the very real social and cultural changes in the decades following the Civil War and Reconstruction. As the US transitioned from slave economy to one of free labor, sentiments of hope and nationalism dominated the American musical landscape.

Yet these expressions also included a whimsy or nostalgia for a “lost age.”

While some of these were innocent reflections on the inevitable changing of the national landscape, others tapped into long-held stereotypes in support of the Jim Crow-era racial hierarchy. Nonetheless, innovative currents of musical structure and performance paralleled massive waves of immigration and internal migration, giving birth to some of the United States’ most beloved musical genres: ragtime, blues, and jazz.

Matt Hollis is a historian who has studied numerous topics ranging from the American Revolution to slave societies in the Atlantic world. He has edited a vast collection of papers and taught courses on world civilizations and American history at several universities.

Admission

*Reservation ONLY*

    • Non-Members: $10.00/person
    • Members: $8.00/person
    • First drink is free is with admission.

Reservations
NonMember $10.00 USDMember $8.00 USD


Drink Beer | Talk History!

Join the Phelps Mansion Museum in both learning history and drinking beer on October 21st. Local historian, E.J. Murphy, hosts a presentation detailing one man’s life during the American Civil War.

The Phelps Mansion Museum presents: the return of History Happy Hour!

Thursday, Oct. 21st 7-9PM

Drink beer and talk history during the Phelps Museums’ History Happy Hour. This month we are featuring E.J. Murphy, who will present “‘The Rugged Stock of a Passing Generation’ – Sherlock Foster Black’s Long Civil War.”

Sherlock Foster Black was born in Chenango in 1844 and rose to prominence as one of the Parlor City’s societal stalwarts in the years after the Civil War. Black enlisted in the 27th New York Infantry regiment at the outbreak of the war and saw action in some of the deadliest battles early in the conflict. After the regiment mustered out of service, Black would lend his services to the 14th New York Heavy Artillery regiment. During his time with the 14th , Black found himself in enemy captivity. The experiences that Black endured stuck with him for life and helped shape the man that would later become one of Binghamton’s longest serving law enforcement officers.

E.J. Murphy is an educator and public historian from Scranton, PA. He is the Project Coordinator for the Waverly Community House’s “Destination Freedom: Underground Railroad Walking Tour of Waverly” program and teaches social studies at the Howard Gardner Multiple Intelligence Charter School in Scranton.

This event will be in-person.

All participants must be over 21 years of age and must wear a mask regardless of vaccination status.

ADMISSION
$20 public/ $15 members
Persons must be 21 years & older
Ticket price includes 1 drink*, snacks, presentation, and time to mingle.

*Beer, wine, soda, and water will be available. Your ticket includes one drink & others may be purchased during the event.

Tickets must be purchased ahead of time.

You can purchase tickets online at https://phelpsmansion.org/event/history-happy-hour-21/



Admission

Reservation ONLY

    • Non-Members: $20.00/person
    • Members: $15.00/person

First drink is free is with admission.

Reservations
NonMember $20.00 USDMember $15.00 USD

 

All participants must be over 21 years of age and must wear a mask regardless of vaccination status