Civil War Roundtable

September 11

Speaker is Dave Page, a writer and educator from St. Paul, who will present "Florida and the Civil War."

Dave Page is current president of the St. Croix Valley Civil War Round Table. He has appeared on the History Channel's This Week in History program speaking about the Civil War in Charleston, SC. He has had Civil War-related articles in Military History, America's Civil War, Civil War Times Illustrated, Washington Times, Artilleryman, and Historic Traveler. His book Ships versus Shore: Civil War engagements along Southern Shores and Rivers was published by Rutledge Hill Press. He has spoken on the Civil War at the GAR Hall in Litchfield, at the LeDuc Mansion in Hastings, at the Twin Cities Civil War Round Table in Minneapolis, at the Minnesota River Valley Civil War Round Table in New Ulm, and at the River Falls, WI, public library's Civil War lecture series.


October 9

Darryl Sannes has been studying the American Civil War most of his adult life.  He co-authored the three-book set, Patriots of Brooklyn, the stories of the men from Brooklyn Township, who served in the war.  From 2011 to 2015, Sannes served on the Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force and he is currently the president of the Twin Cities Civil War Round Table.


November 13

Dr. Christopher P. Lehman is the chair of the Ethnic, Gender, & Women's Studies Department at St. Cloud State University in St. Cloud, Minnesota. He has been a summer visiting fellow at Harvard University. He is the author of the book Slavery in the Upper Mississippi Valley and of several articles about African American slavery in Minnesota. His forthcoming bookMinnesota Masters is to be published by the Minnesota Historical Society Press.


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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 12

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 pm

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

Speaker is Dave Page, a writer and educator from St. Paul, who will present "Florida and the Civil War."

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

(320) 253-8424 •