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Our meetings are now back in West Chester
401 E. Gay St., West Chester, PA

What is a Civil War Round Table?

The Brandywine Valley Civil War Round Table is a diverse group of men and women who meet once a month to hear speakers and discuss topics related to the American Civil War. For more details see our Info & Contacts page. A membership application form and instructions are available on our Application page.

As of May 3, 2017, the Brandywine Valley Civil War Round Table has donated more than  $47,750  to various Civil War preservation efforts. And as a result of matching contributions, the total impact of our donations amounts to  $329,603 .

Next Meeting:

 NOTE: Have a safe and enjoyable Summer. See you in September! 
Sep 6, 2017: 
7:00 PM, West Chester Municipal Building, 401 E. Gay Street, West Chester, PA (see map)

Note(s) to Members:

 Civil War Trust Letter:   Civil War Trust President Jim Lighthizer's letter to the Round Table is posted: here.
Baltimore Field Trip Photos:  John McGuckin's photos from the 2016 Baltimore Field Trip are posted here: 2016 Baltimore Trip Pics.
2016 Banquet Pictures:  Banquet
 BVCWRT Logo Merchandise:   Hats, shirts and other merchandise bearing our new BVCWRT logo are now available for ordering online from Tuttle Marketing Services. Here's a direct link to the BVCWRT product catalog: BVCWRT Logo Merchandise
2015 Union League Field Trip Pictures:  Here's a link to John McGuckin's pictures from the 2015 Union League Field Trip: 2015 Trip Pics.
2014 Harrisburg Field Trip Pictures:  Here's a link to John McGuckin's pictures from the 2014 Harrisburg Field Trip: 2014 Trip Pics.
BVCWRT Constitution:  A copy of the Round Table's current constitution is available here.

Schedule for  2016 - 2017: 

Sep 7, 2016:  Ed Bonekemper - "The Lost Cause"
Oct 5, 2016:  Matthew Cost - "Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain"
Nov 2, 2016:  James Hessler and Wayne Motts - "Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg"
Dec 7, 2016:  Mark Grim - as Maj. General John F. Hartranft
Jan 4, 2017:  Jaan Troltenier - "Our Women and the War: Women in Civil War Art"
Feb 1, 2017:  Roger Arthur - "U.S. Grant Considered: Why Grant Should Be Considered America's Best General"
Mar 1, 2017:  Charlie Zahm - maritime and nautical music: a flier for the event including Charlie's bio is available here.
Apr 5, 2017:  Scott Mingus - "Flames Beyond Gettysburg"
May 3, 2017:  Bruce Mowday and Karl Kuerner - "Gettysburg: Emotions Captured on Canvas and With Words"
May 9, 2017 Annual Banquet:  Dennis Frye - "Did McClellan out-think Lee during the first invasion?"

List of speakers for previous years.