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

"Fighting the Civil War: Historical Treasures of the Conflict in the Collection of the National Civil War Museum" by Wayne Motts, CEO The National Civil War Museum Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 7:30pm, Tuesday, July 10, 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. Opened in 2001, The National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania is one of the largest museums in the country dedicated to telling the complete story of the war from the viewpoint of both sides. The museum holds more than 4,000 three dimensional artifacts and over 21,000 archival items including manuscripts, diaries, letters, photographic images, newspapers, and correspondence dating from 1861-1865. Join the museum's CEO Wayne Motts on a journey of the history of the war illustrated by some of the nations' rarest surviving Civil War artifacts in the museum's collection. Wayne's resume is an impressive list of nationally recognized organizations. Wayne has served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Adams County Historical Society, the Curator of the Cumberland County Historical Society, and Senior Research Historian for the TravelBrains Corporation. Wayne has been a Licensed Battlefield Guide at the Gettysburg National Military Park since 1988. In 2013, Wayne received the Emeritus Guide designation, one of the youngest guides to ever be so recognized. He is also an accomplished author, publishing many books and articles, such as "Trust in God and Fear Nothing, General Lewis A. Armistead," and "Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg; A Guide to the Most Famous Attack in American History." Wayne can be seen on numerous television documentaries and videos produced by the History Channel, the TNT network and the A&E channel. Wayne will have signed copies for $32 each of Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg at the meeting. (reduced price) Meeting Attendance for May: 75 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 Dear Members, The National Museum of the Civil War is one place I haven't visited, but it's definitely on my must-see list. Wherever your summer travel plans lead you, museums provide respite from the heat and a healthy dose of learning and sense of adventure. In mid-June I was fortunate to spend some time exploring Old Town Alexandria. As the longest-occupied city during the Civil War, it did not disappoint. The stories this city tells are truly remarkable; from the deaths of Ellsworth and Jackson to the local men marching off to form the 17th Virginia Infantry and the only woman who received a pension after the war. Sights include Fort Ward, the Contraband and Freedmen's Cemetery, Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary, Carlyle House, Gadsby's Tavern, Freedom House, and the Lyceum. Historic Alexandria is a great destination for Civil War buffs. Elaine
RCWRT 2018 Field Trip - Re-scheduled & Updated The bus trip has been rescheduled for Saturday, September 8th. If you would like to retain your reservation you don't need to do anything. If you would like to have a refund, please let me know. YOU CAN STILL SIGN UP. On Saturday morning, September 8th, we will meet in the parking lot of the Lowe's at 8001 Brook Road near Parham. Our bus will depart at 9:00am and we will stop at Grant's headquarters at City Point (Hopewell), the Park Service museum and battlefield sites in Petersburg, and Five Forks. You can pack a lunch, or eat at a McDonald's in Petersburg. Cost of the tour is just $35 per person. Please make your check payable to RCWRT and bring it to the May meeting or mail it to: Doug Crenshaw 1737 Wilmington Ave. Richmond 23228 Questions? E-mail:
2018 Membership and Information Form 2018 RCWRT membership dues were collected through April 1. Dues postmarked after April 1 are considered late. A $25 late fee will be added to individual and couple memberships. $60 = individual and $70 = couple membership. 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.) New members are welcome throughout the year. A one time initiation fee of $25 is added to the $35 individual or $45 couple membership dues. Please follow the instructions on the members form on the RCWRT website.
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