Monthly Meetings

Monthly meetings are held the third Tuesday of the month, September through May at the Knights of Columbus, 1114 American Boulevard West, Bloomington, MN  55420, for members and their guests. Social hour starts at 5:45 pm followed by dinner and a speaker at 6:30 pm. If you are not yet a member please see Join the Table for more information or contact Carol VanOrnum, Treasurer, at info@tccwrt.com.

For a more complete description of the program, and a speaker bio, click on the presentation title.

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2017-18 GUEST SPEAKER SCHEDULE

September 19, 2017
General Lew Wallace’s Civil War Career”      Ray E. Boomhower, Senior Editor at the Indiana Historical Society Press

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October 17, 2017
If I Have Got to Go and Fight I Am Willing
Edwin P. Rutan, II, retired attorney and student of American history

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November 21, 2017
Three Paths to Glory:  The 2nd and 5th Minnesota Regiments and the 1st Tennessee in the first Year of the Civil War”
Dean Urdahl, Minnesota House of Representatives and co-chair of the Minnesota Civil War Sesquicentennial Task Force

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December 19, 2017
The Infamous Dakota War Trials of 1862
John Haymond, conflict historian, author, retired paratrooper and infantryman

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January 16, 2018
Civil War Surgeon Archibald S. Maxwell – and Iowa Soldiers’ AidGeorge S. Maxwell, author and great-great-great-grandson of Dr. Archibald S. Maxwell

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February 20, 2018
Lincoln’s ChildhoodBrian Dirck, Professor of History, Anderson University, Indiana

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March 20, 2018
Weapons of Mass DestructionMark Laubacher, Certified Specialist in Poison Information and member of 1st Ohio Light Artillery Battery A.

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April 7, 2018 
No meeting:  Annual Civil War Symposium, Fort Snelling

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May 15, 2018
Thaddeus Lowe and the AeronautsGeorge Romano, Past President of the Rochester Civil War Roundtable and President of the Board of the Wood Lake Battlefield Preservation Society

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For more information about the program, contact Bruce Cooper at earlofbruce@hotmail.com.

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