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History Happy Hour – Sherlock Foster Black’s Long Civil War

October 21, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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.

$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/


Reservation ONLY

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

First drink is free is with admission.



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


October 21, 2021
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Phelps Mansion Museum
191 Court St
Binghamton, NY 13901 United States
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