Membership

By , March 6, 2010

Requirements:

  • The round table is open to adult men with an interest in the American Civil War.
  • Future members need two sponsors.  (If you don’t already know a member, the best way to find sponsors is to attend a meeting or two.)
  • Annual dues are $55, due upon joining and each January.

Benefits:

  • Members receive invitations to and advance information about our nine meetings each year.  The meetings feature an hour of fellowship and interesting conversation among members and guests, an excellent family-style dinner, brief tidbits such as introduction of guests, a book raffle, and ”This day in Civil War history”, and concludes with the featured speaker.  Past presentations have featured well-know Civil War experts like Ed Bearss, Robert Krick, and Jim Ogden.  Some of the best presentations have been given by our own members who have displayed their knowledge and enthusiasm for Civil War history in very interesting and entertaining ways.

Founders with Ed Bearss

Baseball in the Civil War
  • Members are also invited to our special events.  Chief among them are the spring day trip, summer picnic, and fall field trip.  The spring events have introduced the participants to some interesting locations such as Johnson’s Island, historic Lakeview Cemetery, and the home of the “Fighting McCooks”.  The last two summer picnics have been enlivened by the 51st O.V.I. Reenactment Regiment and Band.  The multi-day fall field trips center on a Civil War battlefield.  A few of the locations visited were Shiloh, Spotsylvania and the Wilderness, Gettysburg, and Chattanooga and Chickamauga.  Guides for these trips are very knowledgeable, sometimes well-known Civil War historians, such as Jim Ogden.

Ohio Monument, Chattanooga, TN

  • Members receive monthly editions of the Courier newsletter.  We may be prejudiced, but we believe it to be one of the best round table newsletters.  Most editions include information about upcoming events, a brief review of the last meeting, informative articles written or compiled by our members, and a book review.  (You may sample some previous editions on the Newsletter page.)
  • Members also have access to the Western Reserve Historical Society (including Hale Farm) through our group

    Western Reserve Historical Society

    membership.  The Society has one of the best collections of Civil War photographs in the country, not to mention shelf after shelf of Civil War books and interesting displays centered on regional history.

  • All of the above will be enjoyed in the company of men that share an avid interest in the Civil War.  The limited size of our group allows new members to travel in familiar company, learning and enjoying.  Good fellowship is one of our guiding principles.

2 Responses to “Membership”

  1. Ann says:

    Is there a female counter part to this group?

  2. Tom Horvath says:

    Ann, we do not have a counterpart to our organization. Other roundtables, Cleveland for example, has an open membership policy. There may be others. The Ohio Historical Society has links to eight other roundtables at http://www.ohiocivilwar150.org/resources/links, where you should be able to get membership information. (There is also a link to a purported list of all Ohio Civil War roundtables, but that list seems to be very old and out of date.)

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