Everyone is welcome at our monthly meetings
See list of meeting dates and speakers below for our 2016-2017 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 $50.00 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. When you make your dinner reservation, please be sure to indicate your entrée choice.
Please make reservations your reservation in advance by emailing DinnerReservations@ChicagoCWRT.org with the names of your party and choice of entre'e or calling (630) 460-1865
Cancellations: email us at DinnerReservations@ChicagoCWRT.org or call (630) 460-1865
Entrée choices are:
November 11th, 2016
Most Iowans think that Iowa was solidly pro-Union during the Civil War. After all, some 75,000 residents fought for the North. In reality, many Iowa Democrats formed a spectrum of dissent. The majority of Democrats opposed abolishing slavery (and yet favored the Union war effort); the minority (often labeled “Copperheads”) sympathized with the Confederacy. Of this group, at least 50 Iowa residents served the Confederacy. Connon will explore their motivations and describe their pre-war, war-time, and post-war experiences. He will also explore why their stories have been largely unknown for the past 150 years.
For our 2016-17 program year, we proudly welcome these outstanding speakers: