EVENTS

As a Smithsonian Study Leader, it's nice to see the mainstream media covering the historic, occasionally serendipitous tours we provide.  The article in the link below describes one of our more engaging and indeed memorable tours--the tour where you can actually wade across the Potomac River on historic ground. Read on, and perhaps you'll want to join us when we next wade across White's Ford.

https://www.washdiplomat.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=18332:worlds-largest-museum-education-and-research-complex-holds-hidden-gems&catid=1575&Itemid=428 

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Charlottesville, Virginia Civil War Round Table

 

Monday, December 16, 2019

7 p.m.

Old Alleghany: The Life and Wars of General Ed Johnson

In this talk, General Johnson's life is shown to mirror life in the 1800s, and includes the Civil War, the Mexican War, the Seminole Indian War, and the Plains Wars, including the Grattan Massacre of 1854. Clemmer's biography of Old Alleghany won the Douglas Southall Freeman History Award as the book of highest merit in the field of Southern history. Gregg's diligent research over a dozen years discovered two notable caches of Johnson letters and a treasure trove of primary records.

http://charlottesvillecwrt.org/

Montgomery County, Maryland Civil War Round Table 

 

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Why the Civil War Still Lives 

Near the end of his life, Mark Twain wrote that the American Civil War had "uprooted institutions that were centuries old, changed the politics of a people, transformed the social life of half the country, and wrought so profoundly upon the entire national character that the influence cannot be measured short of two or three generations." Really? Just two...or three generations? In Why the Civil War Still Lives, Clemmer compares and contrasts the details and events of the 1860s with those of today – everything from clothing styles, poems, and music to speeches, food, and quotes to the famous, infamous, and forgotten. But of more importance, perhaps, what is The War's enduring legacy? And how do Americans of today compare with those from that time in their response to devastating events? Expect the unexpected!

D.C. Civil War Round Table 

 

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Why the Civil War Still Lives 

Near the end of his life, Mark Twain wrote that the American Civil War had "uprooted institutions that were centuries old, changed the politics of a people, transformed the social life of half the country, and wrought so profoundly upon the entire national character that the influence cannot be measured short of two or three generations." Really? Just two...or three generations? In Why the Civil War Still Lives, Clemmer compares and contrasts the details and events of the 1860s with those of today – everything from clothing styles, poems, and music to speeches, food, and quotes to the famous, infamous, and forgotten. But of more importance, perhaps, what is The War's enduring legacy? And how do Americans of today compare with those from that time in their response to devastating events? Expect the unexpected!

 

 

Lower Mississippi River Cruise

American Cruise Lines

 

April 18-25, 2020

May 16-23, 2020

Gregg will be the onboard speaker and guide. Join him to explore the decisive impacts of the 1863 Battle of Vicksburg. Among the other historic sites and homes and this cruise, unforgettable history and stunning scenery await you at Oak Alley Plantation. Enjoy a memorable visit to the USS Kidd, a World War II destroyer as well as touring New Orleans' World War II Museum. And of course, lavish food, social hours, and on-board entertainment each night complement the adventure. Nothing approaches Springtime along the Mississippi! 

https://www.americancruiselines.com/cruises/mississippi-river-cruises/lower-mississippi-river-cruise

 

Columbia and Snake River Cruise

American Cruise Lines

 

July 19-26, 2020

Sept. 19-26, 2020

Sept. 26-Oct. 3, 2020

Oct. 19-23, 2020

Gregg will be the onboard speaker and guide. You will follow the sojourn of Lewis & Clark and their Corps of Discovery all the way to Fort Clapsop … with other  scenic visits including Mount St. Helens, Astoria, Multnomah Falls, and the Bonneville Dam. Lavish food, social hours, and onboard entertainment each night complement the adventure.  Spectacular scenery at a gorgeous time of the year! 

https://www.americancruiselines.com/cruises/alaska-and-pacific-northwest/columbia-and-snake-rivers-cruise

 

The Civil War Study Group at Lake of the Woods, Virginia

 

Friday, August 28, 2020

Why the Civil War Still Lives 

Near the end of his life, Mark Twain wrote that the American Civil War had "uprooted institutions that were centuries old, changed the politics of a people, transformed the social life of half the country, and wrought so profoundly upon the entire national character that the influence cannot be measured short of two or three generations." Really? Just two...or three generations? In Why the Civil War Still Lives, Clemmer compares and contrasts the details and events of the 1860s with those of today – everything from clothing styles, poems, and music to speeches, food, and quotes to the famous, infamous, and forgotten. But of more importance, perhaps, what is The War's enduring legacy? And how do Americans of today compare with those from that time in their response to devastating events? Expect the unexpected!

http://www.civilwarstudygroup.org/