Dear Members and Friends of the Civil War Round Table of the Ozarks,
The Civil War was a defining event in the history of the United States. The issues, the conflict, the compassion, the brutality, and the personalities from America's deadliest war continue to fascinate us to this day.
Are you interested in the American Civil War? Do you enjoy programs about the war? Dedicated to developing the known history and a better understanding of this unique war, our organization is just what you've been seeking. Come get to know us, and join with us as we celebrate the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War in 2011-2015! Visitors and students are always free and welcome!
The next meeting will be Wednesday, February 8th, at 6:30 p.m. at the Library Center, 4653 South Campbell. The program will be "Reconstruction: The Uncivil End to the Civil War." We remember our Civil War through battlefields and cemeteries, reenactments and Round Tables, but what about Reconstruction? It lasted longer than the war, and has its own set of issues and controversies, heroes and villains. Yet it is not part of our popular culture and has largely escaped popular memory. For our February program CWRT Ozarks member Bill Piston, historian at Missouri State University, will present an overview of this often overlooked and neglected aspect of the Civil War's legacy.
Bring a friend. We'll see you there.