We will be meeting one week earlier this month, Monday, May 22, 2017 because of the Memorial Day holiday.

Our Monday, May 22, 2017 meeting begins at 6:30 pm in the basement of the Farmington Library with returning speaker John Simmons discussing "Gettysburg: The Civilian Viewpoint—Part 2"

The Roundtable welcomes back John Simmons who will speak on "Gettysburg: The Civilian Viewpoint - Part 2". I(mage: John Simmoins John will be sharing with us many new stories of ordinary citizens living through the greatest battle ever fought on the North American continent, Gettysburg.

We will hear the story of the lawyer father and son team of Moses and William McClean. The task of dealing with the men in Blue and Gray will be told by Catherine Foster, Alice Powers, and Jane Smith.

The difficulty of holding families together during the carnage of battle will be shared with us by Hattie Schriver, Sarah King, Sarah Brodhead, and Fannie Buehler. Young boys, Charles McCurdy and Gates Fahenstock, will tell their stories of adventure. This promises to be another evening of great storytelling. John is an active member of the Grand Rapids Roundtable. He is retired from the food business.

About the Michgan Regimental Round Table

Image: Who We Are and Our Motto

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 mailed to members. In addition, each October MRRT members travel to a Civil War battlefield for a weekend tour (Click on the Annual Field Trip Menu selection in the horizontal menu at the very top of this page for a complete list.)

In 2015, from October 11–12 Chuck Lott and Darryl Smith will be our guides for a tour of the Perryville, Kentucky battlefield.

For 2016, we will be visiting the Antietem, Maryland Battlefield October 8th and 9th, 2016.

Antietam Battlefield

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) at the Farmington Community Library, Farmington Branch, 23500 Liberty St. Farmington, MI 48335. Meetings start at 6:30 p.m. (See our 2015 Meeting Schedule, second tab, below.)

We meet at Farmington Community Library, Farmington Branch,
23500 Liberty St. Farmington, MI 48335 (248) 553•0300

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2017 Meeting Schedule

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 Don Kadar and can be mailed to his home at 61895 Fairland Drive, South Lyon, MI 48178; or simply brought to a meeting and given to Don or Jeanie Graham. Cash is also welcomed.

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

©2017 Gerald M. Furi