Next Meeting: Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Subject: Antique Road Show: Civil War Collection of Ted Karle
Presenter: Ted Karle, Legacy Member
Ted is an avid collector of Civil War memorabellia. He will give us a photographic tour of his collection.
Ted is always an entertaining speaker. He has given numerous previous presentations: John Hunt Morgan, the “Thunderbolt of the Confederacy”, The Lady of the Lakes: The Legacy of the U.S.S. Michigan, An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge, Eight Incidences of the Civil War in Ohio, More Than You Wanted to Know about Artillery in the Civil War, and our Nights of Remembrance.
- 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 email@example.com.
Subject: Widow Garfield
Presenter: Debbie Weinkamer, member of We Made History Presidential Living Historians
Ms. Weinkamer took on the persona of Lucretia Garfield around the turn of the century, reminiscing about her life with the martyred president and beyond. She obviously has a wealth of knowledge about the first lady and she presented it in an organized and entertaining way.
She also brought a number of items (including several newspapers from the period) that she used to develop interest before our meeting began. It was a fascinating evening. We’ve had several We Made History presentations and Ms. Weinkamer certainly must be among the best of a very good group.
2015 Spring Outing
We then traveled to Garrettsville and lunch at the Main Street Grill and Brewing Company. The food and beer were tasty, the company was good, and the location picturesque. The restaurant sits on the edge of a canyon carved by the Cuyahoga River, with a water fall in sight. The building was a mill originally and still has much of its workings. It was a fitting location for a day dedicated to history.
Summer Golf Outings
Our first golf outing was such a success that John Sandy organized a second one on Friday, September 25, again held at Pine Ridge Country Club. Play was shortened this time to nine holes and score keeping was more casual (read non-existent with one group), but everyone seemed to have a good time and enjoy the beautiful late summer weather. Once again, our thanks to John for organizing the event.
We have, in my opinion, one of the best round table newsletters around – thanks to the many contributors and, especially, to the editors. John Sandy set the bar when he took over. Carl Dodero, with John’s assistance, carried the level of excellence forward. Now, Becky Byrne has taken over as editor and is maintaining the level of excellence we have come to expect.
Due to some technical problems, the last few Couriers have not yet been added to our we site. Click below for the March issue or the “News Letters” link above to read earlier issues.
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 into 2016. 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. February’s presentation is on the 10th: The Life of Frederick Douglas. a Black History Month Presentation.
All presentations are held the second Wednesday of each 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.
New Series of Talks at the Mentor Library
Dave Lintern and Scott Longert, both frequent speakers at the Mentor Library Lunchtime Civil War series and members of our round table, have begun another series of talks, this time in the evening. Initially, the talks are reprises of presentations Dave or Scott gave at the lunchtime series, but at a time more people can attend. Last month’s talk was The Battle of Middle Creek, and this month’s presentation is The Battle of Chancellorsville, May 1863. The talks are held in the Garfield Room in the lower level of the Mentor Library, on the Thursday after the lunchtime series at 6:30 (usually the second Thursday), and are free and open to the public.
Dave and Scott are excellent presenters and the later time provides an opportunity for those who cannot attend the lunchtime series, or who missed some of the talks, to get a chance to hear them.