Tuesday, April 19th | 7:00pm-8:30pm | History Happy Hour: Bicycle Day and The Origins of LSD


On April 19th, 1943, Swiss chemist Albert Hoffman discovered the potent psychedelic substance LSD-25 and took a bicycle ride that would change the world. In honor of the anniversary of this monumental event, we'll explore the details of Hoffman's discovery and the early days of scientific and psychiatric research of LSD, long before it became associated with the countercultures of the 1960s.

Please note: While we're not able provide a beverage for you during class, we encourage students to grab their favorite beverage - alcoholic or non-alcoholic - to enjoy during this virtual happy hour.

This class is appropriate for ages 18+.

This class will take place online through Zoom. Links to Zoom classes will be sent out 1 hour prior to the start of class. If you do not receive your link, please check your spam or submit an email through our contact page.

Live subtitles will be available upon request during this class. If you prefer a sign language interpreter, please fill out our contact form. Please also let us know if you have any preferences (seating, vision access, etc).

About the teacher:
Maya Rook of Illusory Time is a historian, educator, and yoga instructor living in Maine. With the History Happy Hour event series, she breathes new life into the past, making historical topics accessible, relevant, and fun. Curious to learn more? Get to know Maya's unique approach that blends critical insight with humor and empathy on her podcast. Then sign up for a class, grab a beverage of your choice, and discover something new!

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