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What is a Civil War Round Table?

The Brandywine Valley Civil War Round Table is a diverse group of men and women who meet once a month to hear speakers and discuss topics related to the American Civil War. For more details see our Info & Contacts page. A membership application form and instructions are available on our Application page.

As of October 2, 2014, the Brandywine Valley Civil War Round Table has donated more than  $38,500  to various Civil War preservation efforts.

Next Meeting:

Nov 5, 2014:  Jaan Troltenier - "19th Century African American Art"
7:00 PM,   West Chester Municipal Building,  401 E. Gay St., West Chester, PA
( Need driving directions? See our Directions page. )

Note(s) to Members:

 BVCWRT Logo Merchandise:   Hats, shirts and other merchandise bearing our new BVCWRT logo are now available for ordering online from Tuttle Marketing Services. Here's a direct link to the BVCWRT product catalog: BVCWRT Logo Merchandise
 Baltimore Field Trip  The theme of the spring field trip is Baltimore in the Civil War. It will be a guided tour of various sites in Baltimore with emphasis on the events of the Civil War. It will begin at the B&O Museum with a discussion on the importance of rail transportation during the Civil War. The role of Ft McHenry in the Civil War, as well as World War I, will be the next stop. Other sites to be visited include Federal Hill where a fort was built during the Civil War and was used for signaling, Howard Street where troops from the north had to detrain to transfer for Washington, DC, Old St Paul's Cemetery and if time permits, a tour of the US Constellation. The tentative date for the trip is May 9, 2015. More details will follow.
 Harrisburg Field Trip Pictures:   Here's a link to John McGuckin's pictures from the Harrisburg Field Trip: Trip Pics.
Meeting Room Guidelines:  In order to continue using our current meeting room, all members must adhere to the set of guidelines listed here.
BVCWRT Constitution:  A copy of the Round Table's current constitution is available here.
NY Times "Disunion" Series:  Click here

Schedule for  2014 - 2015: 

Sep 3, 2014:  Lou Caban - "Lee's Retreat from Gettysburg"
Oct 1, 2014:  Bruce Mowday - "Pickett's Charge"
Nov 5, 2014:  Jaan Troltenier - "19th Century African American Art"
Dec 3, 2014:  John Hoptak - "South Mountain"
Jan 7, 2015:  Mike Kochan - "Fort Fisher"
Feb 4, 2015:  Dave Walter - "Stars and Bars Over Philadelphia"
Mar 4, 2015:  Charlie Zahm - "Music of the Civil War"
Apr 1, 2015:  Roger Arthur - "Lincoln Assassination"
May 6, 2015: Jim Mundy - "The Tanner Manuscript"
May 12, 2015: (Annual Banquet):  Allen Guelzo - "Gettysburg: The Last Invasion"

List of speakers for previous years.