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Thursday, April 16th | 7:00PM-8:00PM | History Happy Hour: The Donner Party

Thursday, April 16th | 7:00PM-8:00PM | History Happy Hour: The Donner Party


As winter days dragged on and starvation ravaged weak bodies, the Donner Party infamously resorted to cannibalism in the Sierra Nevada mountains in 1846. How did these hopeful pioneers find themselves in such a dire situation? Why did some survive while others perished? And, most importantly, what does human flesh taste like? Journey westward with the Donner Party and explore their inevitable descent into cannibalism in this delectable History Happy Hour.

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 16+.

This class will take place online through Zoom. Links for Zoom classes will be sent by 5pm the day of the class. If you do not receive your link, please check your spam or email

About the teacher:
Maya Rook is a historian, artist, and writer living in Rochester, NY. She holds an MA in American History from the University at Albany and seeks to better understand the human mind and heart through the practice of history. As a college instructor and public speaker, Maya strives to blend critical insight with humor and empathy in her investigations of the past.

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