The Michigan Regimental Round Table

Great news: we are going to have a real roundtable meeting on Monday, September 27, 2021 at the usual place—the basement of the Farmington Branch of the Farmington Community ibrary— corner of Farmington Road and Grand River. Our meeting will begin at 6:30 pm.

Long-time member Ken Baumann has agreed to give a short presentation on "Chicago's part in the April 1861 St. Louis Raid". His talks are informative and entertaining. Ken is doing this on short notice—thank you, Ken!

It is probably best to bring a mask. The Roundtable will have masks available for your use.

We look forward to seeing everyone again at this, our first meeting since Feb. 2020. Jeanie Graham has reserved the Farmington Library''s meeting room for September 27th, October 25th and November 29th, all last Mondays of the month.

Gene Kramer is bringing Civil War books for us to purchase. All proceeds go to the Roumdtable.

OurSeptember, 2021 Newsletter is available here.

Unfortunately, this year's trip to Culpepper, VA has been cancelled. With our first meeting in September, there is not enough time to put all of the logistics together.

All Past Lectures / Speaker Series

At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, CWRT Congress decided to provide lectures from noted Civil War historians so that members of Civil War round tables around the world could continue their studies and enthusiasm for this period in American history. We knew that CWRTs would be forced to close their doors until the all-clear would be sounded. These lectures are pre-recorded YouTube-type videos. You can browse them here. Be sure to click on the blue links that are in all caps serving as the title for each lecture.

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CWRT October Speakers (Via Zoom)

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MRRT: Who We Are

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What We Do

We meet monthly to hear from our members on the latest books, issues of preservation, and other items of Civil War interest. At each meeting, a keynote speaker provides a presentation on a Civil War topic. A monthly newsletter is send by email and also snail-mailed to members.

In addition, each October we take our Annual Field Trip, in which MRRT members travel to a Civil War battlefield for a weekend tour.

Where and When We Meet

We meet on the last Monday of the month (except in October, when we go on our Annual Field Trip, and December, when we traditionally do not meet) at the Farmington Community Library, Farmington Branch, 23500 Liberty St. Farmington, MI 48335. (248) 553•0300 Meetings start at 6:30 p.m.

Join Us—Become A Member

The monthly program is open to all, but only members receive the monthly newsletter and can participate in the MRRT annual field trip. Annual membership dues are $5 for students and $20 for all others. The dues are used to cover expenses for speakers, facilities, preservation and administrative costs. Checks should be made out to Jeanie Graham and can be mailed to her home at 29835 Northbrook, Farmington Hills, MI 48334-2326. The bank does NOT like checks made out to the Roundtable. Our checks may also be brought to our monthly meeting and given to Jeanie. Cash is always welcome.

For information on how to join the MRRT, come visit us at our monthly meeting, or email Jim Burroughs.