2014-2015 SPECIAL EVENTS LIST-

THE CIVIL WAR ROUND TABLE OF GREATER BOSTON (est. 1957

ALWAYS CHECK THESE SITES OUT FOR THEIR SPECIAL EVENTS---

The Bostonian Society.................http://www.bostonhistory.org

The History Channel...................http://www.historychannel.com

The Blue & Grey Society...............http://www.blue-and-gray-education.org

The African American Meeting House....http://www.afroammuseum.org

The National Archives in Waltham.......http://www.archives.gov/northeast

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Exhibition —What They Wrote, What They Saved: The Personal Civil War
Through March 20, 2015

The exhibition features diaries, letters, and firsthand accounts from four years of Civil War that offer intimate glimpses into the lives of men and women affected by the strife. The words were written in parlors, hospitals, and schoolrooms; around campfires and on tossing ships; to and from mothers, brothers, and sweethearts, teachers, soldiers, and sailors.
These 19th-century documents, photographs, artifacts, and books from the library’s holdings—most of which focus on Northern, white, middle-class families—speak of love, courage, ambition, humor, insecurities, and dreams. They profoundly demonstrate the reservoirs of strength and the commitment of the men who fought in battles and women who aided the war effort—and of those at home who loved them.

Free and open to the public. For more information, please visit www.radcliffe.harvard.edu/event/2014-what-they-wrote-what-they-saved-exhibition-opening.

What They Wrote, What They Saved: The Personal Civil War
will be on view through March 20, 2015, on the first floor of the Schlesinger Library during regular library hours: Monday through Friday, from 9 AM to 5 PM.

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February 7, 2015, The CSS Shenandoah officers' Ball ‏

The American Civil War Round Table of Australia will be holding a special event at Craig’s Royal Hotel, Ballarat Australia, to mark the 150th anniversary of the ‘Buccaneers’ Ball’ held in honour of the visit by Confederate officers of the CSS Shenandoah in February 1865 to the town.

We are lucky enough to be able to hold the event in the ballroom at the historic Craig’s Royal Hotel on Saturday 7 February 2015. Door opens at 7,30pm and the evening’s entertainment to begin at 8pm sharp.

Tickets are strictly limited to 100 people.

Tickets cost $75 per person and include a gourmet buffet provided by Craig’s, entertainment from the Blackberry Bush Band and some speechifying (of course). Each person will receive a drink on arrival and thereafter drinks can be purchased at bar prices.

Roundtable members are being offered first opportunity on the tickets which will be advertised publicly from Monday 13 October.

To ensure you have the best opportunity of securing a ticket you can book online now at http://www.trybooking.com/GBFP OR http://www.trybooking.com/106277

The dress code is Victorian era 1860s or Formal

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Wednesday, March 4th, 2015, 7:00 - 8:00 PM
The Lyman Estate, 185 Lyman Street, Waltham
Barbara Berenson on Boston and the Civil War: Hub of the Second Revolution

One 150th anniversary of President Lincoln's second inauguration, join historian and author Barbara F. Berenson on a thrilling and memorable journey through Civil War Boston. The city’s black and white abolitionists forged a second American revolution dedicated to ending slavery. The all-black Fifty-Fourth Massachusetts Regiment battled against both slavery and discrimination, while Boston’s women fought tirelessly against slavery and for their own right to be full citizens of the Union. March to war with Boston’s brave soldiers, including the grandson of Patriot Paul Revere and the Fighting Irish. Berenson highlights Theodore Lyman III's role in the conflict as a commissioned officer on General Meade's staff.

Boston and the Civil War: Hub of the Second Revolution will be available for purchase and signing following the illustrated talk. Co-sponsored by the Greater Boston Civil War Roundtable.

Registration is recommended. Please call 617-994-5912 for more information. Reserve tickets now

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April 15-18, 2015 New England Regional Genealogical Conference ‏
Rhode Island Convention Center, Providence, Rhode Island

Interested in researching your Civil War or other ancesters. This conference has something for everyone with lots of interesting sessions as well as exhibits.

For more details, Please see the conference brochure.