Next Meeting: Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Subject: Cleveland’s Civil War Connections
Presenter: Paul Siedel
Member Paul Siedel has created and led tours that take participants to some of the Civil War sites in Cleveland. Those of us who went on last year’s spring outing (see below) understand Paul’s knowledge and ability to communicate that information. This is an opportunity for the rest of the group to benefit from Paul’s knowledge.
- Canteen at 6:00 PM — Dinner at 6:45 PM
- Pine Ridge Country Club, 30601 Ridge Road (Ohio 84), Wickliffe, OH (1/2 mile west of Ohio 91)
- Cost $25.00 for an excellent family-style dinner and speaker. Cash bar.
- Reservations are required. Contact Mike Sears at 440-257-3956 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For only the second time in our nearly 20 years of existence a meeting was canceled due to weather. Not bad for northeast Ohio.
Our Spring Outing took place on Saturday, May 21. Member Paul Siedel created and led a three-hour tour of Cleveland sites with Civil War connections, including Woodland Cemetery. Paul provided a wealth of information during the tour, which he handled very well.
Lunch followed at Merwin’s Wharf Restaurant with its fine food. Merwin’s Wharf is located in Merwin’s Landing, the small metropark right on the Cuyahoga River.
Saturday, July 17 and Sunday, July 18 were the dates for this year’s Civil War encampment at James A. Garfield National Historical Site and the accompanying Civil War Symposium. Featured speaker this year was John C. Fazio, author, speaker, and member of the Cleveland Round Table. His talks were followed by a panel discussion turned Civil War quiz contestant featuring members of the James A. Garfield NHS staff and our own round table. Member and semi-retired Judge Mitrovich served as moderator.
Lunchtime Series: Leaders and Legacies of the Civil War
This series of talks has been so successful that the Mentor Public Library and James A. Garfield Historical Site have decided to continue the talks. Rather than relying on battles, the emphasis has been switched and the title of the series changed to Leaders and Legacies of the Civil War.
April’s presentation is on Wednesday, April 12: Fort Sumter: April 12, 1861.
These talks normally take place on the second Wednesday of the month, at noon in the James A. Garfield Community Room of the Mentor Public Library. Talks are scheduled to last about one hour. Attendees are invited to bring their bag lunches.