Who Should Join
All who are interested in the American Civil War, its history, monuments, sites and artifacts. Participants are welcome! Benefits of membership include:
The Twin Cities Civil War Round Table was founded to promote education and understanding of the history of the American Civil War and to support local and national efforts to preserve and restore Civil War related monuments and sites. Members meet monthly, September through May, at dinner meetings that feature speakers and topics relating to Civil War history. Guest speakers include historians, authors, researchers, and members representing a wide interest in the Civil War. A speakers bureau of members responds to school and community groups requesting presentations about Civil War history.
The TCCWRT is governed by its elected officers and Board of Directors. At the annual meeting, a President, Vice President and Secretary-Treasurer are elected to one-year terms and serve on the Board of Directors. The Past President and two other directors, elected bi-annually, constitute the balance of the Board of Directors. The members' annual dues are used to defray cost of guest speakers and for general operating expenses. A separate charge covers meeting room and dinner costs. Raffles of donated Civil War books, prints, and artifacts provide funds for restoration projects.
Projects to preserve and restore historic sites and events with Civil War connections receive our attention and support. Recent past involvement includes a major restoration of the First Minnesota Volunteer Infantry monument in Gettysburg National Park. The work was funded by the membership in 1987. In 1994, substantial involvement and financial support was contributed to restoration of the Colonel Colvill Civil War monument in Cannon Falls, MN. The TCCWRT maintains membership in the Minnesota Historical Society and the National Civil War Round Tables Associates. We extend support to other local and national organizations engaged in Civil War preservation and history.
The Endowment Fund, established in 1997, and managed by three Trustees, is qualified to accept charitable contributions in the form of tax-exempt gifts, donations, memorials and bequests from members and friends. All funds are dedicated to the support of Civil War related educational, preservation, and restoration programs. Gifts dedicated to specific purposes, consistent with tax-exempt status, are welcomed. A tax receipt will be provided.