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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: The speaker schedule for the new season is posted below! 
Sep 6, 2017:  David Craig - "Gettysburg: overview of battlefield, town , citizens, cemetery, monuments"
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  2017 - 2018: 

Sep 6, 2017:  David Craig - "Gettysburg: overview of battlefield, town , citizens, cemetery, monuments"
Oct 4, 2017:  Milt Diggins - "Slave Catcher from Maryland"
Nov 1, 2017:  Dave Walter - "The Southern Iron Horse at War: Railroads and the Confederate War Effort"
Dec 6, 2017:  Jaan Troltenier - "Artist Eastman Johnson"
Jan 3, 2018:  Roger Arthur
Feb 7, 2018:  Mr. and Mrs. Frank Orlando - Portraying R. E. Lee and wife
Mar 7, 2018:  Charlie Zahm - "Songs of Stephen Foster"
Apr 4, 2018:  Scott Mingus - "Louisiana Tigers in Gettysburg Campaign"
May 2, 2018:  Ed Bonekemper - "Ten Greatest Civil War Blunders"
May 8, 2018 Annual Banquet:  Harold Holzer

List of speakers for previous years.