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History Happy Hour with Dr. Robert Watson


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To kick off our 2018 History Happy Hour series, Dr. Watson will join us to discuss his most recent book, "The Ghost Ship of Brooklyn: An Untold Story of the American Revolution" which tells the shocking story of the bloodiest battle of the entire Revolutionary War. Taking place on a wretched, rotting British prison ship just 100 yards off the coast of Brooklyn, more men died on that floating dungeon than died in combat in the entirety of the long war. Dr. Watson will also provide insight into long-forgotten issues about the Revolution, the real story behind British atrocities during the war, and the eternal dilemma of the mistreatment of POWs.

This event is offered in partnership with Happy Hour, an upscale wine, beer, spirits, cigars and gifts store in Independence. Owner Carolyn Marsh and Beverage Specialist Sean will pour tastings of Beer from the Brooklyn Brewery, 19 Crimes Chardonnay, and Sailor Jerry Rum. And the National Archives of Kansas City will also be providing an interesting and educational takeaway for our guests.

Admission is free for members, price of museum admission for non-members. Registration required: https://12130.thankyou4caring.org/events/history-happy-hour