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Our mission is to educate, commemorate, and encourage public interest in the American Civil War.

 

We welcome anyone with interest in American History or the Civil War period to join us in participating in our featured programs and events, including:

  • Education Programs:  Our bi-monthly regular meetings feature authors, historians, and other acknowledged experts who present on all subjects related to the Civil War.  Check out our upcoming and past programs!

  • Annual Field Trips:  We travel to destinations relevant to all periods of American History but with primary emphasis on the Civil War.  Come travel with us to explore history and share adventure!

  • Civil War Field Day:  Civil War Field Day, organized by The Friends of the Museums, introduces 8th grader elementary students from throughout Washington County, Ohio, and, Wood County, West Virginia, to living-history demonstrations related to the Civil War period.  Volunteers assist in many roles so please consider how your interests and talents can contribute to this vital education event!

  • Historic Preservation:  Contribute to historic preservation by supporting our periodic raffles of items of historic interest that support the America Battlefield Trust and The Gettysburg Foundation.  Who knows what curious items you may discover?

  • Historical Marker Projects:  Our historical marker projects honor the service and sacrifices of patriots with close ties to Southeastern Ohio and Northern West Virginia to both causes in the conflict.  Please take a look and you may be surprised at how close a Civil War hero once lived to you!  

 
 
Calendar of Events

Thursday, August 20, 2020, 7:00 p.m.

The Civil War Roundtable is pleased to sponsor this virtual presentation hosted by The Castle:  Fighting for Freedom: The Story of the United States Colored Troops

Almost 200,000 Black soldiers fought for the Union during the Civil War. Their story is a unique chapter in the American conflict. These men were freedom fighters who fought for emancipation and for full citizenship rights. Join Anthony Gibbs as he brings to life the stories of these events through dramatic first person interpretation. Mr. Gibbs will discuss events significant to these men that led up to the Civil War, and what made them different from the other thousands who fought and died in the War Between the States.

https://mariettacastle.org/?event=third-thursday-talk-fighting-for-freedom-the-story-of-the-usct&event_date=2020-08-20

Thursday, August 20, 2020, 7:00 p.m.

Our August Program has been cancelled due to coronavirus concerns.

“A Historical Overview of Gullah Geechee Culture and Its Impact on the South, the Nation, and The World"  by Sherman Pyatt, a native of Charleston SC, historian, and, Commissioner for the Gullah Geechee Cultural Corridor Commission, Johns Island, SC.

Thursday, March 19, 2020, 7:00 p.m.

Our March Program has been cancelled due to coronavirus concerns.

“A Historical Overview of Gullah Geechee Culture and Its Impact on the South, the Nation, and The World"  by Sherman Pyatt, a native of Charleston SC, historian, and, Commissioner for the Gullah Geechee Cultural Corridor Commission, Johns Island, SC.

Saturday, April 4, 2020, 11:00 a.m.

The Henry Fearing House Museum, 131 Gilman Avenue, Marietta OH  (In case of inclement weather the event will be held at City Council Chambers, Marietta Transportation Center)

Benjamin D Fearing Historical Marker Dedication Program.

Thursday, April 23, through Sunday, April 26, 2020

Valley Forge National Historical Park, Washington Crossing State Park, Independence Hall National Historical Park and Independence Hall,  Philadelphia's Historic District; and Gettysburg National Military Park.

Spring 2020 New Birth of Freedom Field Trip.  Trip Details and Registration Info.

Thursday, May 21, 2020, 7:00 p.m.

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 230 2nd Street, Marietta, OH  45750

Scott Britton, Executive Director, The Castle Historical House Museum, Marietta, OH, presentation entitled, “But Not For My Children:  The Holland Brothers’ Unlikely Journey from Slavery”

Thursday, July 16, 2020; 7:00 p.m.

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 230 2nd Street, Marietta OH 45750

Kelly Mezurek,Professor of History, Walsh University, Akron OH, presentation entitled, “Ohio Women and the Civil War Home Front”

Saturday, August 8, 2020; 11:00 a.m.

The Castle Historical House Museum, 418 Fourth Street Marietta OH;

Rufus R Dawes Historical Marker Dedication Program.

Thursday, September 17, 2020; 7:00 p.m.

Ohio Valley University Auditorium, 1 Campus View Drive, Vienna WV  26105

Ilene Evans, West Virginia Humanities Council, first person presentation of Harriet Tubman entitled, “Behind Enemy Lines:  Harriet Tubman in the Civil War”

Thursday, November 5, through Sunday, November 8, 2020

Charleston SC

Fall 2020 Heart of the Rebellion Field Trip

 November 2020

Our November meeting has been cancelled.

Steve and Lisa Ball, Civil War Musicians, Columbus, OH, presentation entitled , “Civil War Music”

Support Us

The Civil War Round Table of the Mid-Ohio Valley is affiliated with the Marietta Community Foundation.  Donations to the foundation on behalf of the Civil War Round Table of the Mid-Ohio Valley Fund are tax deductible.  Donations may also be made by mail to 515 4th Street, Marietta OH, 45750 or via our secure PayPal link below.

 
 
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 740-706-2575

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CWRT MOV, 515 4th Street, Marietta OH 45750

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