Meetings are usually held on the second Friday of every month from Septnember through June at 6:00 p.m. Meetings generally consist of a one hour social with refreshments, a short business meeting, and then a feature program. Speakers are the best available in the Civil War community, many of whom are members of the Round Table. We sometimes record the meeting and put it on DVD for our members to borrow and view at home. See the Meetings page for more info. Occasionally, the date, time, and location of our meetings vary, so be sure to check the Meetings page for any changes.
In addition to the google map link below, a link to detailed directions to the Watervliet Senior Center can be found at the bottom of this page.
The January meeting of the CDCWRT will be the annual Potpourri Meeting where members of the Round Table may do a short presentation or discuss a Civil War artifact or item in their possession. The first presenters will be Frank Wicks, Marsha Mortimore and Laura Linder from Schenectady, who will talk about a wonderful project which hopefully will be realized early in 2019. This is The Tubman - Seward Statue Project - Leaders for Freedom and Justice”. The hope is to create a work of art to embody the ideas of “diversity and friendship.” This project is also supported and endorsed by our close friends at the Under Ground Railroad History Project. The sculptor is Dexter Benedict. One of his most well-known works is a towering bronze statue of Albany law School educated Robert Jackson who was a U.S. Supreme Court Justice and prosecutor of war crimes at Nuremburg.
The second presentation will feature our own Gene Gore with a display of children’s clothing from the 1860’s. These articles of clothing were actually worn by members of Gene family. Gene published a book this past year about his Civil War relatives.
This is also the meeting where our post-holiday social gathering occurs.
The February meeting of the CDCWRT will feature historian and author, Will Greene. He is the former director of the Pamplin Historical Park and National Museum of the Civil War Soldier. His topic will be an aspect of the Petersburg Campaign.
The March meeting will feature Paul and Liz Stewart who will speak on the Under-ground Railroad as the first Civil Rights Movement.
The April meeting will feature a speaker to be announced.
The May meeting will again feature Pat Falci who will talk about the movie Gettysburg --- 25 years later.
A Brandy Station field trip with Bud Hall is being planned for May 17-19, 2019. Details will be posted as they become available.
The June meeting will feature Sue McLane who will speak on Victorian Secrets—Fashion in the Civil War Era.