Civil War Roundtable meetings continue in 2016 at Catlin House in Scranton

For Abington Journal | January 11th, 2016 11:45 am

SCRANTON — The Lackawanna Historical Society hosts a monthly Civil War Roundtable, open to anyone with an interest in the Civil War era, 1861 through 1865. The Roundtable meets at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at the Catlin House, 232 Monroe Ave. Yearly membership dues are $20 for individuals and $25 for families.

Upcoming presenters and discussion topics for Roundtable meetings are as follows.

Jan. 12: Dr. Len Gougeon, “Culture and Conflict: Thoreau, Great Britain and the Civil War”

Feb. 9: “Andersonville and Florence Prisons: The Ezra Hoyt Ripple Memoir” at the Hope Horn Gallery, The University of Scranton

Mar. 8: To be determined.

Apr. 12: Pete Stenzhorn, “Civil War Baseball”

May 10: William Vossler as Major General George Henry Thomas

June 14: Joann and Patrick Dunigan, “Civil War Customs”

July 12: Roundtable discussion, “The 1850s”

Aug. 9: Roundtable discussion, “The Civil War in the Far West”

Sept. 13: To be determined.

Oct. 11: Tom Moran, “The 1860 Presidential Election”

Nov. 8: Book discussion, “American Scoundrel” by Thomas Keneally

December: Holiday party, date to be determined.

Reservations are required. For more information about the Roundtable or to reserve your space, contact the Lackawanna Historical Society at 570-344-3841 or email

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Information provided by the Lackawanna Historical Society.