Everyone is welcome at our monthly meetings.
Attend the dinner and presentation, or just the presentation.
Recordings of many of the meetings are available for a small charge, click here for a printable list of Recorded Meetings
We meet September through June, generally on the second Friday evening of each month.
See list of meeting dates and speakers below for our 2014-2015 program year.
Our meetings take place at the Mart Plaza Holiday Inn, 350 N. Orleans Street, Chicago, IL 60654. Validated hotel parking is $25. Other parking available at 437 N. Orleans.
Click here for a map and directions to the Holiday Inn
5:30 pm Cash Bar, 6:30 pm Dinner, 7:30 pm Presentation
Dinner/Presentation is $49 per person – There is always a choice of entrée. (Entrée options are listed below.) Make checks payable to "The Civil War Round Table".
Presentation only is $10 per person. Payable at the door, cash or check. Be there by 7:15.
Please make your reservation in advance by contacting us at (630)460-1865 or
Dinner reservations should be received by Wednesday evening prior to the meeting. When you make your dinner reservation, please be sure to indicate your entrée choice.
Presentation only reservations are appreciated but not required to attend.
June 12, 2015
Garry Adelman on:
“4D Civil War Photography Extravaganza“
Come join us this month for a “4D Civil War Photo Extravaganza” as Garry
Adelman, co-founder and vice president of the Center for Civil War
Photography, takes us on a photographic tour of the Civil War. Garry will
pair photographs taken during the war with modern photographs, use 3D
and even 4D techniques, and provide us with insights into the aims and
methods of the photographers, thus revealing some interesting truths about
Garry E. Adelman is the Director of History and Education for the Civil War Trust,
and a licensed battlefield guide at Gettysburg. Garry earned a B.A. in
business from Michigan State University and an M.A. in history at
Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania. He is the author, co-author or
editor of many books, including Antietam in 3-D, Manassas Battlefields
Then & Now, The Myth of Little Round Top and Devil’s Den: A History
and Guide. He has published articles in The Gettysburg Magazine and
Hallowed Ground, and drafted texts for wayside exhibits at the Slaughter
Pen Farm, Third Winchester, Chancellorsville, and Mine Run battlefields.
He has appeared as a speaker on BBC and C-SPAN, and was a chief
consultant and talking head for the History Channel’s Emmy Award-winning
show, “Gettysburg.” Garry’s knowledge and enthusiasm are
Entrée choices are:
Sliced Roast Pork Loin
Vegetarian or Fruit Plates
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For our 2014-15 program year, we proudly welcome these outstanding speakers:
Frank Varney on General Grant and the Rewriting of History
Mark Bradley on Joe Hooker, O. O. Howard, and the Atlanta Campaign of 1864
Steve Towne on How Army Intelligence Foiled Confederate Plots in Chicago
Jim Ogden Nevins-Freeman Address
Jan. 9th, 2015
John Horn on George Barnard and the 12th Virginia Infantry
Leslie Goddard on Gone With the Wind and the Construction of Civil War Memory
Tom Huntington on My Search for George Gordon Meade
Michael Burlingame on The Assassination of President Abraham Lincoln
Eric Leonard on Cartel, Code, and Consequences at Andersonville
Garry Adelman 4D Civil War Photography Extravaganza
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