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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Annual Jubilee Dinner and Preservation Raffle
Thursday, October 16th

Social at 6 p.m.; Opening Presentation at 7 PM, Dinner at 7:30 PM

Lombardos in Randolph

 
Exhibits of Civil War artifacts
Tickets $40.00 each

Tickets can be obtained before Oct. 8, 2014 by sending a check payable to OCCWRT and addressed to Bob Hearsey, 311 Sherman St., Canton, MA 02021. He can be reached at 781-828-3183. Please submit your requests before October 8, 2013.

“Sickles at Gettysburg”
author James A. Hessler

Jim is a Licensed Battlefield Guide at Gettysburg National Military Park. His book “Sickles at Gettysburg” was awarded the R.E. Lee Civil War Round Table’s “Bachelder Coddington Award” and the Gettysburg Civil War Round Table’s “Distinguished Book Award” as the most outstanding work on the Gettysburg Campaign. His next book, Pickett’s Charge at Gettysburg (co-authored with Wayne Motts), will be released later in 2014.

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Exhibition Opening—What They Wrote, What They Saved: The Personal Civil War
Featuring Remarks by Harvard University President Drew Gilpin Faust
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 | 4:30 PM


Knafel Center, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
Drew Gilpin Faust, the president of Harvard University and a historian of the Civil War and the American South, will deliver remarks in connection with the opening of the Schlesinger Library's exhibition. She is the Lincoln Professor of History in Harvard's Faculty of Arts and Sciences.


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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Tuesday, March 7, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. The CWRT of GB will be Co-sponsoring a Program at The Lyman Estate in Waltham by Barbara Berenson

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