Annual Civil War Symposium


American Civil War education – a day’s worth of knowledge for everyone

Saturday, April 7, 2018

The Rochester, St. Croix Valley, Moorhead, Cannon Valley, Central Minnesota, Hiawatha Valley, Minnesota Valley, Albert Lea, Twin Cities and Litchfield G.A.R. Civil War Round Tables partner with the Minnesota Historical Society and the Minnesota Civil War Commemorative Task Force to jointly sponsor this Civil War Symposium.

Fort Snelling History Center is at the junction of Minnesota Highways 5 and 55, one mile east of the International Airport. From Highway 55 take the Bloomington Road exit and follow the brown Historic Site signs to the big parking lot, then walk down the ramp into the Visitor Center.

Registration: $10 per person. Students free. ADVANCED REGISTRATION STRONGLY RECOMMENDED due to limited seating.

Buffet lunch: $15.00 per person, including students. (LIMITED TO FIRST 100 PAID RESERVATIONS)

To register for symposium: Send REGISTRATION FORM with check, payable to TCCWRT to:

Civil War Symposium
c/o 5540 Sanibel Dr.
Minnetonka, MN 55343

Registration at door for available seating only.

8:30 a.m. Registration
9:00 a.m. Welcome, Introductions and Announcements, Stephen Osman
9:15 a.m. Immigrants and the Civil War, William Kurtz
10:00 a.m. Minnesota Civil War Round Tables Brief Introductions
10:10 a.m. Break (browse a variety of Civil War related gifts and books)
10:30 a.m. Germans Serving Their New Fatherland, Denis Warta
11:15 a.m. The Fenians and the Civil War, Patrick J. Steward
12:00 p.m. Lunch Break [Several restaurants within 5 minutes of the Fort on St. Paul’s West Seventh Street.]
1:00 p.m. Halvor Quie of the Minnesota Sharpshooters, Joel Quie
1:45 p.m. How to Grow Your Civil War Round Table, Carol VanOrnum
2:15 p.m. The Civil War in Song and Story, Patricia Bauer and David Geister
3:00 p.m. Closing