About the Michgan Regimental Round Table
Our Monday, April 30, 2018 Meeting (6:30 p.m.)
Our Monday, April 30, 2018 meeting begins at 6:30 pm in the basement of the Farmington Library. Our long-time friend Bill Grandstaff will share with us the mostly forgotten story of "The Other Battlefield—Women in the Civil War". There are many roles and untold stories of women during the war. The wife left at home had to maintain the home, the farm, care for the children, or the family business. Some women worked in the factories of the day with often lethal results. Others worked in the world's oldest profession, which produced some unexpected results. Bill will try to answer the question, "Why did the newspapers by-pass stories of the heroic women at home?" Bill has spoken to our group several times on interesting topics. He started the Isreal Richardson Roundtable in Rochester and presently serves as President and newsletter writer. He helps Santa during the Christmas season.
Our 2018 Field Trip
The Roundtable has voted to visit Chattanooga & Chickamauga this fall! The trip will be the weekend of November 3-4. Chattanooga's average temperature then is in the 60's. Our tour guide will be Rick Manion, who used to be the website manager/battlefield historian at the River Raison battlefield in Monroe. Now, he teaches history at several colleges in the Chattanooga area. The planned itinerary is Lookout Mountain and Chickamauga on Saturday, November 3rd, and Chattanooga on Sunday, November 4th. Further details will be coming.
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.)
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.)
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