The LACWRT meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the month (except July & August).
HOURS: From 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM.Click Here for Directions
Last month, our members were treated to an interesting presentation by James Faber, who talked to us about his book, “Invaders in Our Town: the Battle of Gettysburg Through the Eyes of Some Who Lived It.” We learned a lot about the process of writing a book, how long it takes, and how much work it is. We also got a look at the characters James included in the book, and learned why he chose them. Clearly, a lot more was going on, other than killing, from July 1 through July 3, 1863, at Gettysburg.
UPCOMING CIVIL WAR EVENTS
On Saturday and Sunday, April 1 and 2—the Blue and Gray Reenactment, at Moorpark, CA, returns, on a new weekend (not in November), and at a new location. Click HERE, for more information.
The American Civil War Society has a calendar of events for 2017. To the calendar! Among the events is the Old Fort MacArthur Days, on July 8 and 9, at Fort Mac Arthur in San Pedro, as well as the Huntington Beach Civil War Days, on September 2 and 3, in the City’s Central Park.
On February 25TH, I attended the opening of a new exhibit at the Drum Barracks Museum, entitled, “Catalina Outpost: The Military Occupation of Catalina Island, January – September, 1864.” It is another fascinating piece of our history that is little known. Click on our “Places to Visit” tab, then on the Drum Barracks link, to get more information about the exhibit.
You can find more information about these events by clicking on the “Civil War Events” tab, at the top of this page.
Our next meeting will be on March 21st Our speaker will be our old friend, Michael Oddenino, historian, attorney, and Program Chair of the Pasadena CWRT. Michael will be presenting his talk, entitled, “Robert E. Lee After the War”, which he gave at last year’s West Coast CWRT Conference. Michael is always informative and entertaining, and I am sure you will not want to miss this presentation.
If you have not been to one of our meetings, there is no fee, and everyone is welcome. You need not be a Civil War buff, just someone interested in our Nation’s history. Directions to our meetings can be found under the “How to Find Us” tab.