Welcome to the Civil War Roundtable of Gettysburg. "The most important Roundtable, in the most important small town, at the most important battlefield, in the most important country in the world."
—Joe Mieczkowski, past president


December 6, 2018


The Civil War Round Table of Gettsyburg offers this list as information on activities that might be of interest to it's membership. Activities presented on this page are sponsored by the organization listed with each activity.

On Going

January 18 To December 31, 2018, Captured on Wet Plate, Photography during the Civil War. National Civil War Museum. The exhibit will examine the motivation behind Civil War photographers. For information: www.nationalcivilwarmuseum.org or email info@nationalcivilwarmuseum.org.

Exploring Gettysburg with Gettysburg National Military Park Service Rangers. Gettysburg National Military Park’s free summer interpretive program series begins on June 9 and offers visitors a chance to learn about the people and places that made history during the Battle of Gettysburg.

  • Family History Hike (75 minutes) Perfect for families with children ages 4-13! Join a Park Ranger for an interactive hike across the battlefield. Plan for battle, learn how to march like a soldier, explore the farms on the battlefield and much more!
  • Lincoln Comes to Gettysburg: Downtown History Hike (75 minutes) Explore the impact of the battle upon the Gettysburg community, walk in the footsteps of President Lincoln, and visit the room where he completed the Gettysburg Address. This program begins and ends inside the Historic David Wills House Museum.The
  • David Wills House Museum. Free during the summer of 2018! Explore the home of David and Catherine Wills, learn what it was like to be a civilian during the Battle of Gettysburg and visit the room where Abraham Lincoln finished writing the Gettysburg Address. Located in the center of Gettysburg at 8 Lincoln Square.
  • The Face of Battle: The Soldier Experience (1 hour) Over 160,000 soldiers participated in the Battle of Gettysburg. Discover the story of just one, follow in his footsteps across the battlefield, and learn why he fought and what he encountered at Gettysburg. Water, insect repellent, a hat, and proper foot gear are highly recommended.
  • America the Beautiful: Storybooks About our National Parks (1 hour) Join a Park Ranger for a reading adventure to one of our over 400 national park sites. Begin with an activity, followed after nightfall with a storybook reading by firelight. Recommended for families with children ages 4 to 11.
  • Coffee with a Ranger (15 Minutes) Exclusively for a digital audience! Join us on Facebook Live and every Saturday morning at 8:30 from the comfort of your home as we explore a different location and aspect of the battle, battlefield, and Civil War.

16 • GBPA Annual Banquet. Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. A recognition of Gettysburg Battlefield Preservation Association efforts during the year to carry on the legacy of Gettysburg for future generations. Remarks by historians and awards for local preservation efforts. Music from B.S.A. Venture Crew 1861, portraying the 1st Pennsylvania Reserves Volunteer Fife & Drum Corps. Evening will commence at 6 p.m. Location and ticket price TBD. For info: www.gbpa.org, email: info@gbpa.org.

16-17 • Pennsylvania. President's Remembrance Day Ball. Now in our 16th year! Friday night is a Tartan Ball and Saturday is a Patriotic Ball all at the Hotel Gettysburg on the Square. Social hour begins at 5:30 p.m. with dinner served at 6:30 p.m. Dancing lasts until after midnight. "Ball Only" tickets are also available. For information; John B. Newbold: 717-420-5145, johngettysbg@aol.com, or visit www.remembrancedayball.com.

16-18 • The Lincoln Forum Annual Symposium. Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Wyndham Hotel, Gettyshurg. Discover Lincoln and the Civil War in Fact, Fiction and Memory. Lectures, book signings, battlefield tour and awards presentation. For information; www.thelincolnforum.org.

16-18 • Pennsylvania. Civil War Expo. Free admission. Hotel Gettysburg, 1 Lincoln Square. Friday 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.; Sun. 9 a.m. - Noon. Fabric - Clothing - Jewelry - Books - Patterns - Bonnets. Civil War and More books and CD's, James Country Mercantile patterns; Lucy's Hairworks; Millers Millinery; Sullivan Press. Across from ballroom in rear. Parking in parking garage behind hotel. For more information: genjenkins@aol.com.

17 • 62nd ANNUAL REMEMBRANCE DAY PARADE. Sponsored by the Sons of Veterans Reserve, the Military Departmentofthe Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War. Parade briefing at the Eisenhower Hotel at 9:30AM on 17 November 2018. Units form up at Noon on Lefever Street between Baltimore Street and East Confederate Avenue. Parade will step off at 1:00 PM. For further information, please contact: Brig. Gen. Henry E Shaw, Jr., Deputy Commander SVR. Telephone: 740-369-3 722, Cell: 740-815-3284
E-mail: hshaw@columbus.rr.com

with dances led by the Victorian Dance Ensemble Period dress encouraged, but not required Door prizes, plus prizes for Ladies Cake Walk. Cash Bar. Time: 8PM, Place: Gettysburg Eisenhower Hotel
2634 Emmitsburg Road, Gettysburg, PA. Price: $20 per person in advance, $25 per person at the door. Make check out to "SVR Remembrance Day Ball" Include stamped, self-addressed envelope for tickets. Mail to: Brig. Gen. Henry E. Shaw, Jr. , 27 Griswold Street, Delaware, OH 43015-1716. 740-369-3722, cell 740-815-3284
e-mail: hshaw@columbus.rr.com. Ticket orders received after 10 November will be distributed at the Ball.

18 • Gettysburg, the Musical. Sunday at 7 p.m., Tickets $25. Billy Finch Productions presents Gettysburg, "the Musical" at the 'new' Best Western Sky Room Theatre located at 301 Steinwehr Ave. Billy Finch musically captures the story of the 3-day battle and brings new energy to the Battle of Gettysburg and the point of view of both the North & South. Frank Sinatra is General Lee, Rodney Dangerfield is General Mead, Johnny Cash is Col. Joshua Chamberlain, & Elvis is Elvis and so much more. An adventurous and humorous history lesson which will illuminate a turning point of the Civil War as never before. Info at GettysburgtheMusical.com. Reservations call 301-933-4333 email: Legends.Finch@gmail.com


31 • 26th Annual General Meade Birthday Celebration. The General Meade Society of Philadelphia will celebrate his birthday at Historic Laurel Hill Cemetery, 3822 Ridge Ave., Philadelphia at his graveside. Military parade and ceremony will start at 12 p.m. and will proceed to Gen. Meade's final resting place. Military and civilian living historians are encouraged to participate! Visitors and participants will gather at the Gatehouse of Laurel Hill at 11:30 a.m. A champagne toast reception will follow along with tours of the cemetary. For information; Dr. Andy Waskie at 215-204-5452 or awaskie@temple.edu.


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Here is your RT membership renewal reminder for 2019

Enclosed with your newsletter is a membership form for the upcoming calendar year 2019. This is the form that should accompany your renewal dues. Please get rid of any old forms you may have as this is the only one acceptable. Note, it reflects the current and correct cost for renewal membership: $30 for individuals and $45 for a family, as well as prorated amounts for new members joining later during the calendar year. You can also find the form at our Membership page.

CWRT Gettysburg Holiday Party

The Gettysburg Civil War Roundtable welcomes members and guests to this year’s celebration that will include a presentation by Dr. Carol Reardon.

Date....... Thursday, December 6, 2018
Time...... 6:00 PM, beginning with social time and a cash bar.
Dinner will be served when all or most guests have arrived.
Place...... The Historic Dobbin House
Cost....... $34.00 per person. Each guest will receive
a ticket for a chance at a door prize.

Visit the Banquet Page to make your reservation. Reservations must be received by Wednesday, November 28.

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