Keeping History Alive
Keeping History AlivePassing on to the next generation our passion for the history and heartbreak of the war that had the capacity to either destroy or galvanize and unify our great nation.
Passing on to the next generation our passion for the history and heartbreak of the war that had the capacity to either destroy or galvanize and unify our great nation.
A message from our President:
On behalf of your Tennessee Valley Civil War Round Table board of directors–welcome to our Web site. As your president for 2014-2016, I invite you to explore our site, visit our meetings, and get excited about our special history. The American Civil War has something for everyone at every level. It’s not just about the battles: it’s about music, medicine, foods, families…the list is endless. I retired in Huntsville from Redstone Arsenal in 2008, but I grew up in Gettysburg, PA. I’m the great-great granddaughter of a farmer who owned land where Day 3′s fighting took place (AKA Pickett’s Charge). So I can tell you sincerely: there’s nothing like visiting–and helping to preserve–the many important places where our history lives. This year your Round Table is planning many interesting programs, including tours with historical groups and concerts with period musicians. We hosted a commemorative 1863-2013 Sesquicentennial Symposium and Social in November, with a theme of the War in the Western Theater. From that most encouraging debut, we learned there’s a keen desire for information among diverse audiences. During my term, I hope we can expand our appeal and grow our membership. Please help your RT by volunteering to create new connections within our Tennessee Valley community. Our approach is non-partisan. Through education and preservation, we study the American Civil War and its effects on the nation and its inhabitants. In addition to our monthly meetings, which are free and open to the public, we have smaller member-invited meetings for the real enthusiasts (Little Round Table), a yearly commemorative event, weekend excursions, photo contest, essay contest, and speaker’s bureau. We meet the second Thursday of every month except December at the Elk’s Lodge, 725 Franklin Street SE, in Huntsville, Alabama. Usual attendance is over 100. A reasonably-priced buffet style meal begins at 5:30 p.m. and our free program at 6:30 pm. Organizational announcements precede the program that begins at 6:45 P. M. typically, the program will last an hour. If you would like to make a presentation, please get in touch with me or our director of programs. If your passion is already the Civil War, or if you’re just starting your journey into that past, TVCWRT wants you! Thanks again for visiting our site. I look forward to hearing your suggestions and comments, and please do join us! Carol Codori, President
OUR CIVIL WAR ROUND TABLE (CWRT) MEMBER RECIPROCITY POLICY
The Tennessee Valley Civil War Round Table (TVCWRT) has a policy of member privilege reciprocity to members of all other Civil War Round Tables. Accordingly, active members of other roundtables are eligible for member-specific pricing on any tours and special events sponsored by the TVCWRT.
“Thanks for your Support.”