Civil War Roundtable

February 12

John D. Cox is a writer, an artist and public speaker. He is a U.S. Air Force veteran and former Licensed Battlefield Guide at Gettysburg National Military Park. He lives in Minneapolis, MN, with his wife Barbara.


March 5

Adam Katz has been in education since 2001, and a special education teacher since 2005. He loves learning about American history; so much so, that when he lived in Maryland and Virginia from 2005-2010 he would travel to a historic site three weekends each month for five years. In 2014, in Minnesota, he presented a TED Talk of how to teach students with engaging lessons using multiple learning styles including auditory, visual, and kinesthetic methods. He recently published his first book, teaching students how to capitalize and punctuate sentences in his own unique style by writing 272 sentences with each sentence having 3-5 words of alliteration. He gives Civil War lectures on the Battle of Ball's Bluff, and now his newest lecture, BASEBALL and the CIVIL WAR. Having grown up in Milwaukee, Adam is a HUGE Brewers fan and desperately hopes they win their first World Series in his life time. 


April 9

Joseph Fitzharris is Professor Emeritus at St. Thomas University.  There since 1971, Dr. Fitzharris specialized in the U.S. Civil War, and economic and military history.  He is the author of The Hardest Lot of Men:  The 3rd Minnesota Infantry, Broken and Forged Anew to be published next year.   He is active with the Twin Cities Civil War Roundtable and the Ft. Snelling Civil War Symposium.

May 14
George Romano has had an interest in the Civil War since growing up 20 minutes away from the Chickamauga Battlefield site in NW Georgia. He is past President of the Rochester Civil War Roundtable and the past President of the Board of the Wood Lake Battlefield Preservation Association. The WLBPA is dedicated to preserving and commemorating the 1862 Dakota War Wood Lake Battlefield site (near Granite Falls) for future generations.

An annual speaker at the Rochester Civil War Roundtable, George has also been a guest presenter at other Roundtables in Winona, Wasioja, Mankato, New Ulm, St Cloud, and Stillwater.  George is a member of two Toastmasters clubs in SE Minnesota and is a Distinguished Toastmaster.


Time: 3 p.m. the second Tuesday of the Month; no meeting in December.

Where: Stearns History Museum, 235-33rd Ave. S, St. Cloud.

Stearns History Museum • 235-33rd Avenue South • St. Cloud, MN  56301   

(320) 253-8424 •