About the Michgan Regimental Round Table

Who We Are

Founded January 8, 1960, the Michigan Regimental Round Table (MRRT) is a non-profit organization intended to stimulate interest in all aspects and phases of the Civil War Period. For over fifty years, we have provided enthusiasts in the Detroit area a forum to discuss and hear topics on the Civil War.

Our Motto:

"If we have expertise in any area of the Civil War,
let us always be ready to share it,
remembering humbly that all the true 'experts'
have long since departed."

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.) For 2013, the MRRT traveled to Charleston, South Carolina, to visit the battle sites in and around the city which included Fort Moultrie, the Battle of Secessionville, as well as a boat tour of Charleston Harbor, Fort Sumter and Morris Island. Click here for a video of trip highlights.

The 2014 Annual Field Trip is to Northern Virginia—following in the footsteps of U. S. Grant from Petersburg to Appomatox—and is set for October 25-26, 2014, with Scott Patchan as our guide.

Here is a detailed description of the planned Field Trip.

Grant and Lee at Appomatox, April 10, 1965

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 2014 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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2014 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 $10.00 for students and $20 for all others. The dues are used to cover expenses for speakers, facilities, preservation and administrative costs.

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