Everyone is welcome at our monthly meetings
See list of meeting dates and speakers below for our 2017-2018 program year.
Copies of recorded meetings are available for a small charge. Click here for a printable list of recorded meetings. More current meetings can be viewed on Youtube.
Our meetings are held at:Holiday Inn O'Hare
5615 N. Cumberland, Chicago, IL 60631
Parking at the Holiday Inn is FREE
Map and Directions
Dinner $40.00 Members and Non- Members
Cocktails at 5:30, Dinner at 6:30
Presentation only is $10 per person.
Payable at the door, cash or check. Be there by 7:15. For those attending the presentation only, your reservation is appreciated but not required.
Dinner reservations should be received by Sunday evening prior to the meeting.
Please make your reservation in advance by emailing DinnerReservations@ChicagoCWRT.org with the names of your party or by calling (630) 460-1865
Cancellations: email us at DinnerReservations@ChicagoCWRT.org or call (630) 460-1865
Dinner choices. The CWRT has gone to a buffet style dinner for 2017-2018. The buffet will include caeser salad, pasta, garlic bread, two meats (grilled chicken, meat balls, or Italian sausage) and dessert.
Sept. 8, 2017
The former Confederate states have continually mythologized the South’s defeat to the North, depicting the Civil War as
unnecessary, or as a fight over states’ Constitutional rights, or as a David v. Goliath struggle in which the North waged “total war” over
an underdog South. In The Myth of the Lost Cause, historian Edward Bonekemper deconstructs this multi-faceted myth, revealing the truth
about the war that nearly tore the nation apart 150 years ago.
For our 2017-18 program year, we proudly welcome these outstanding speakers: