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 firstname.lastname@example.org.