I wanted to write a few words about this group of which I am a member. We have been meeting for about a year and a half now, having a monthly meeting with a speaker, and then general discussion about the speaker's subject or various other Civil War (and even some other history) topics. There usually are about 12-15 people present for each meeting.
We currently meet the last Friday of each month at Room 102 of the Frank Steely Library at Northern Kentucky University in Highland Heights, KY. Here is a map of the University at this link. The library is building # 16, on the right side of the map, and parking is available in LotW.
At our January meeting, we had a good review of some of Kentuckian D.W. Griffith's short films that had aspects of the Civil War as their topics. That was very enjoyable.
Our February meeting will be on the 26th, again at 7:00 and should last until around 9:00
Other meeting dates for this year are: March 26, April 30 (this might need changed), May 28, June 25, July 30, August 27, September 24 and October 29. We'll skip the months of November and December due to the holidays and all the other activities going on at that time.
The contact for this group is Larry Hanneken, and he can be reached at 859-441-3565. You can also contact me through comments here or my email of firstname.lastname@example.org.
It is a very informal, but enjoyable group. We have no dues, no officers, no ceremonies, or anything too fancy. It's just a group of guys (and at least one woman is a regular attendee) that like the Civil War and having some place to learn about it and discuss it. It's a good place to meet people with similar interests, but with some different ideas and thoughts about the war and many of the angles on it.
We do not pay for speakers, so many of the talks come from our own members. I have given a couple and will be doing a presentation along with Larry for the March meeting. I've never been a public speaker, so these opportunities have been good for me, giving me the chance to try something new, much like this blog has.
If anyone is interested in participating, has a talk they would like to give, or just wants to visit and see what we're about, please feel free to do so. Even if you're only in the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area for a brief time, feel free to attend a meeting. Don't hesitate to contact Larry or myself if you have any questions about it.
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