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Elaine Duckworth, President         Gary Cowardin, Editor    
2508 Hanover Avenue                 1404 Lorraine Ave.       
Richmond, VA 23220                  Richmond, VA 23227-3735           

"Minstrel Music & the Civil War Soldier" by Al Neale 7:30pm, Tuesday, January 9, 2018, at the First Presbyterian Church, Richmond, VA.,
4602 Cary Street Road, 23226. A parking lot is available behind the church with an entrance off the parking lot to the right and up a few steps into the DINING HALL on the left. Al is a history educator and historical musician. He has a Master's Degree in American Government from the University of Maryland and worked for Virginia history museums for sixteen years. For thirteen of those years, Al served as manager of education and visitor services at Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier. He currently teaches history classes for the VCU Road Scholar Program and professional recertification courses for teachers at Richard Bland College. In addition, he conducts historical music programs for educational organizations. Al performs historical music on over twenty musical instruments. (Al will present "Minstrel Music & the Civil War Soldier." This will not be a musical performance. It will be a discussion with visuals and musical examples of the popular culture of the common soldier.) Meeting Attendance for December: 43 (very cold & snow flurries) NOTE: Please put on your NAME BADGE on when you arrive for the meeting. (They will be on a table near the back or side of the room.)
Message from Our President It's a great honor to serve the Richmond Civil War Round Table as incoming president. My great-grandfather mustered out of service from Richmond, Virginia on 14 June 1865, after surviving a close call at Cedar Creek and making it to Appomattox Court House. His brother was captured at New Creek on 28 November 1864 and sent to Belle Isle where he died a prisoner on 3 February 1865. One of my great-grandmother's brothers was killed in action at Fort Gregg/Baldwin on 2 April 1865. Being a direct descendant of six brothers who served, I continue to strive to learn more about the American Civil War, the most significant event in our nation's history since its founding and the adoption of the US Constitution. As we look forward to a new year of study, I'd like to thank Troy Arnold for his inspirational leadership as our president in 2017. He was always willing to go the extra mile for our organization and give me helpful advice. Anyone who has served as president understands how much hard work goes on behind the scenes. I'd also like to recognize the service of all of our RCWRT board members: Art, Gary, Sandy, Jack, Dan, Bobby K, Rob, and Bill, for their dedication to this organization's fiscal stability and integrity. I look forward to learning with you about fascinating topics that 1st Vice President Rob Monroe has scheduled for the coming year in an impressive line-up of well-qualified speakers. 2nd Vice President Doug Crenshaw will be coordinating a great field trip event this June to look forward to as well. We begin the year with the January 2017 presentation that had to be cancelled due to inclement weather. Al Neale will discuss "Minstrel Music and the Civil War Soldier," a topic that has never been presented to our organization. You won't want to miss this one! Please plan on joining us January 9th to learn more about the rock-n-roll of the Civil War period. Feel free to email me at any time with suggestions to make this another successful year. It's my personal goal to work together to see the RCWRT thrive in 2018. Elaine
Below is the list of officers elected for 2018: President: Elaine Duckworth First V.P. Rob Monroe Second V.P. Doug Crenshaw Treasurer: Art Wingo Secretary: Sandy Parker Newsletter/Editor/Webmaster: Gary Cowardin These three former Round Table Presidents, as elected by the membership comprise the remainder of the Executive Committee for 2018. Dan Balfour, Bobby Krick, Jack Mountcastle
2018 Membership and Information Form At the December meeting a new simplified dues structure was voted in with less options. Using the link below open the .pdf file print and fill it out then either bring it to the meeting along with payment or mail it to Sandy @: Sandy Parker, RCWRT Secretary 2425 Falkirk Drive North Chesterfield, VA 23236 2018 Membership and Members Contact Information .pdf Form (Click the link above and the .pdf form should open ready for printing.)
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Civil War Trust For the latest CWT news visit:
Upcoming Events/Links
National Park Service Richmond
Richmond Battlefields Association News & Events
Visit the American Civil War Museum at Tredegar and the White House of the Confederacy
Pamplin Historical Park and The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier
Chambersburg Civil War Seminars & Tours
(list not available at this time) RCWRT Monthly Speakers for 2018

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