*** !! ANNOUNCEMENT !! ***
In case you have not heard, the roundtable is set to resume business in June! Our first meeting will be Wednesday, June 16 at the St. John's Lutheran Church in Ambridge. Gary Augustine will be speaking on Lincoln's Gettysburg Address.
Also of note, in lieu of our Spring Adopt-a-Position clean up we will be having two 2-hour tours (10am-12pm/2pm-4pm) with Licensed Battlefield Guide Dave Richards on Saturday, June 5. Each tour will be individually priced with the cost of Dave's services and tip divided equally among the attendees (please bring cash). The topics of the tours are still TBD.
Lastly, the annual picnic at North Park is scheduled for Friday, July 16. A newsletter is scheduled for mid-May to publicize these events.
We are a non-profit educational institution that promotes the study of the American Civil War. We have monthly meetings, take field trips and do volunteer work at Gettysburg . The only requirement for membership in the WPACWRT is an interest in the Civil War.
The WPACWRT meets the third Wednesday of every month excluding January (no meeting) and July (North Park picnic instead). The meetings are held at the Edgeworth Elementary School in Edgeworth, PA. except for June and August (Edgeworth school closed). In June and August, our meetings are held at St. John’s Lutheran church in Ambridge. The meetings begin at 7:30 pm. Each month we host a speaker who will address a topic related to the Civil War, e.g., battles, personalities, etc. The meetings are free and open to members of the public of all ages. In the past we have hosted such speakers as Dr. James Robertson, Dr. Joseph Harsh, Brian Pohanka, Jeffrey Wert, Pulitzer Prize winner Mark Neeley, Eric Wittenberg, Brian Steel Wills, and other distinguished scholars.
All members are invited to attend the annual field trip to a Civil War battlefield. Our tour guide for seven years has been Ed Bearss, historian Emeritus for the National Parks.
We also partake in other short trips, volunteer projects for battlefield preservation, and annual picnics. Our members range from scholarly writers to those merely interested in learning more about the Civil War. a family membership is only $25 per year and entitles the member to the monthly newsletter “Stray Shots” and priority access to all trips. For more information contact Dave Fisher, president (412-884-1536) or Pat Tacy, secretary treasurer (412-787-2717).
All photographs on this site are by courtesy of photographers, Keith B. Clouse, Chuck Stephens, Barb and Len Thompson, Andre Mammino (Andre’s Gettysburg Pictures). All members of the WPACWRT.