Announcements


2021 Battlefield Tour - Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville, Aug. 18-22, 2021 See our Battlefield Tour page for more information


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With the Government-ordered shutdowns, people should check with the sponsoring organization as to whether the event has been cancelled, and/or whether the event will be broadcast on Zoom.

2021
Apr. 16th, Salt Creek CWRT: Steve Alban on "Benjamin Franklin Butler"
Apr. 17th, Vintage Baseball Association Convetnion: Bruce Allardice on "Baseball During the Civil War" (zoom)
Apr. 20th, Lincoln-Davis CWRT: David Dixon on "General Auguat Willich"
Apr 22nd, South Suburban CWRT: Doug Dammann on "Kenosha Civil War Museum"
May 1st, Two Old Goats in Cedar Lake: Phil Angelo on "John Hunt Morgan"
May 5th, Kankakee Valley CWRT: Phil Angelo on "What Happened at Island No. 10?"
May 7th, Northern Illinois CWRT: Eric Wittenberg, topic TBD
May 14th, Chicago CWRT: Michael Hardy on "General Lee's Immortals"
May 18th, Lincoln-Davis CWRT: Jack Melton on "100 Pictures of Civil War Charleston"
May 20th, South Suburban CWRT: Tom Carson on "Abraham Lincoln's Presidency"
May 21st, Salt Creek CWRT: Dan Van Haften on "Abraham Lincoln's Six Elements of Meaningful and Persuasive Writing"
June 2nd, Kankakee Valley CWRT: Tentative Pizza Party
June 4th, Northern Illinois CWRT: Annual Banquet, with Curt Fields portraying General Grant
June 8th, McHenry CWRT: Bruce Allardice on "Poltroons, Patriots and Politicians: Civil War Generals"
June 11th, Chicago CWRT: Wil Greene on "Petersburg"
June 15th, Lincoln-Davis CWRT: Ron Kirkwood on "Too Much for Human Endurance: the Spangler Farm Civil War Hospital"
July 20th, Lincoln-Davis CWRT: Rob Girardi, topic TBD
Aug. 17th, Lincoln-Davis CWRT: Sam Hood, topic TBD
Sept. 10th, Chicago CWRT: Eric Wittenberg on TBD
Sept. 17th, Salt Creek CWRT: Bruce Allardice on "Lincoln as War Leader"
Oct. 8th, Chicago CWRT: TBD
Oct 23rd, Salt Creek CWRT: Rob Girardi on "Chicago's Memory of the Civil War"
Nov. 12th, Chicago CWRT: TBD
Dec. 10th, Chicago CWRT: TBD

2022
Jan. 14th, Chicago CWRT: TBD
Feb. 11th, Chicago CWRT: TBD
March 11th, Chicago CWRT: TBD
Apr. 8th, Chicago CWRT: TBD
May 13th, Chicago CWRT: TBD
June 10th, Chicago CWRT: TBD

Speakers Bureau
Looking for a good presentation on the Civil War for your library, school, historical society, or civic group? The Coalition of CWRTs of Northern Illinois has put together a Speakers Bureau to help you find one.

Best of all, most presentations are FREE!! Click here for a Speaker Registry printable list, with details and contact information.

Virtual Book Signing
Bjorn Skaptason at the Abraham Lincoln Book Shop reminds us of their series of Virtual Book Signings. For more information on these and upcoming events, visit Virtual Book Signing or Abraham Lincoln Bookshop.

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