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The GREATER TOLEDO CIVIL WAR ROUNDTABLE is a not-for-profit organization. We are here to teach and learn.
The Greater Toledo Civil War Roundtable's main purpose is to provide a forum where anyone with an interest in the American Civil War, regardless of his or her level of expertise, can gather together to study, discuss and learn about the various facets of this period of American history -- from the battlefield to the homefront and everything in between. This is accomplished through Monthly Meetings and Luncheon Programs. Our membership is large enough for a diversity of opinions and views, yet small enough for comraderie and friendship to flourish.
In conjunction with our primary function, the Roundtable wishes to encourage and stimulate interest in others through various educational programs like our Civil War Studies Course at Lourdes College, and our Civil War 101 programs, and other activities open to public and members alike such as our Cemetery Walks.
The Greater Toledo Civil War Roundtable also promotes the preservation of historic sites and objects. These are primarily, but not exclusively, Civil War related and include battlefields, monuments, flags, statues, historic homes and buildings, etc. Though the Civil War era is our primary focus, it is not our only one. We recognize that all items relative to our history and heritage are worth preserving. Some programs and projects that have received our support include the Civil War Preservation Trust (formerly the APCWS and Civil War Trust), Friends of the National Parks at Gettysburg, the Ohio Civil War Trail Commission, and the Fallen Timbers Battlefield Preservation Association. We have also participated on a more local level with such projects as the restoration of the Monclova Soldiers Monument in Swan Creek Cemetery, Monclova Township, and the "Restore the Glory" project at Willow Cemetery in East Toledo. For more complete information on projects and organizations we support, please visit our Preservation Page.
We are a non-partisan group. Both "Yanks" and "Rebs" are welcome within our ranks. Please take a few minutes to browse through our site. If you like what you see, let us know by either Emailing us or, better yet, coming to one of our meetings!
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The May issue of The Minie Bullet-In is now online!
COMING PROGRAMS AND SPECIAL EVENTS FOR 2013
Thursday, May 9 @ Navarre Park Shelter House, 7:30 PM
Thursday, June 13 @ Navarre Park Shelter House, 7:30 PM
Thursday, July 11
See the complete schedule here.
Need directions to the Shelter House? Here they are, courtesy of MapQuest!
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Tuesday, May 28 @ Uncle John's Pancake House, Noon
Tuesday, June 25 @ Uncle John's Pancake House, Noon
Tuesday, July 30 @ Uncle John's Pancake House, Noon
See the complete schedule here.
And don't forget that effective February 2013, our Lunch Bunch meetings are held the LAST Tuesday of each month at Uncle John's Pancake House. Luncheon meetings start at Noon with -- what else? -- lunch, followed by an informal presentation, program or discussion. Check the Schedule Info for more details and a complete list of topics.
Haughton Cemetery Walk
October 14, 2012: Haughton Cemetery Walk. A huge THANK YOU to everyone who braved the wind and showers to attend. Great turn out, and great media coverage. WTOL/Channel 11 carried the story on their 6 and 11 o'clock local news programs, and The Blade placed the story on the front page of the Second Section. If you missed it, you can read the story online here: "Group Honors Civil War Dead in Tiny West Toledo Cemetery". You can also look at pictures from the event on our Facebook page, here: Haughton Cemetery Photos. And here is the story on Channel 11's website: "Students, Civil War group honor veterans at west Toledo cemetery"
Whitehouse Cemetery Walk
October 2013: Whitehouse Cemetery Walk. Down the road a bit, but we hope to have a Cemetery Walk in Whitehouse, again in the fall of the year. I have been in touch with some folks from the Whitehouse Historical Society, and they are extremely excited about the possibility of the GTCWRT holding an event in their community!
Date not set. Steedman Statue refurbishing. A recommendation was made that the GTCWRT look into the possibility of cleaning up the statue of General steedman at Jamie Farr Park. This project is strictly in the talking stages at this time. Again, will update when/if details become available.
Back issues of the Minié Bullet-In are now available in book form.
Support Your Roundtable!
Visit A Touch of History and purchase custom-made products with a historical theme!
The Greater Toledo Civil War Roundtable is offering Civil War and other historically oriented merchandise at its new online gallery, A Touch of History. Products include T-shirts, bumper stickers, keychains, mugs, and much more. This service is provided by Zazzle.com and allows customers to customize products. You can add your name or change the style or color. Click on A Touch of History to start shopping now.
A Touch of History offers a variety of products including holiday greeting cards. Check out the flash panel below to view products. Click here to visit the gallery itself. To learn more about each product, click on the image. If you like what you see, you can purchase your product(s).
Proceeds from the sale of merchandise at A Touch of History will help the GTCWRT.
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Portions of this website last updated: April 30, 2013