Upcoming Meetings and Presentations

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.

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

Sherman Pyatt, Commissioner, Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission, Johns Island, SC, will present, "A Historical Overview of the Gullah Geechee Culture and Its Impact on the South, the Nation and The World".

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”

Postponed until further notice

We regret to say that this presentation has been postponed

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

Past Programs and Presenters


  • John Brown, Brian Schoen, Assistant Professor of History, Ohio University - Program details


  • Gettysburg Hero: The Life of Marietta's Rufus R. Dawes, Scott A. Britton

  • Ohio at The Battle of Shiloh, Dan Hinton

  • Women's Clothing in the Civil War, Jessica Cyders

  • Lee Versus Everyone Else and Then Grant, Jeffrey W. Danner, M.A.

  • Black Men in Blue: The Civil War, Ohio, and U.S. Colored Troops, Kelly Selby, Ph.D.

  • Touched By Conflict: Southeast Ohio in the Civil War, Larry Strayer, J.D.


  • Women of Gettysburg:  Their Experiences from Written Legacies, Jane Ellen Young, M.S.

  • Morgan's Great Raid: Taking the War to the North, David Mowery

  • The Last Fourteen Days of Father Abraham, Robert Burgler, M.A.

  • The Bermuda Hundred Campaign, George L. Fickett

  • Ohio and West Virginia Troops at Petersburg, Edward Alexander

  • Soldier Fraternization Throughout the American Civil War, Lauren K. Thompson, Ph.D.


  • The Anaconda Plan and the Civil War on the Water, Gary Johnson, P.E.

  • Opdycke's Tigers at Chickamauga, Larry Strayer, J.D.

  • John C. Breckenridge, U.S. Vice-President, Confederate General and Secretary of War, Larry Emerson

  • Decapitating the Union: The Confederate Plot to Assassinate Lincoln, John C. Fazio, J.D.

  • The Controversial History of the Confederate Flag, Jeffrey W. Danner, M.A.

  • Washington County Generals in the Civil War, Scott A. Britton


  • Emancipation Proclamation, Peter N. Cultice, J.D.

  • Give Them Rocks: Stonewall Jackson's Stand at Second Manassas, Dan Welch, M.A.

  • A Personal Conversation with Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson, Doug Riley

  • Civil War Leader from Parkersburg's Julia-Ann Square Historic District, Katherine L. Brown, Ph. D.

  • Soldier of Courage, Solider of Compassion: The Story of Capt. Bennet K. Munger, Brian S. Kesterson, M.A.

  • Pathway to Freedom: Foundation for the Abolitionist Movement, Bill Reynolds



  • Intrepid Mariners: U.S.S.Kearsarge v. C.S.S. Alabama, John C. Fazio, J.D.

  • Courage, Honor, Love in the Civil War: Rufus R. Dawes and Mary Gates Dawes, Steven R. Magnusen, P.E.

  • Ku Klux Klan: From Nathan Bedford Forest to Ohio's Klan in the 1920's, William Trollinger, Ph.D.

  • Mother Bickerdyke, Carolyn Caskey

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