Next Meeting - 7:15pm Wednesday, September 18th 2019Paul Ellis GrahamAbraham Lincoln and the Civil War Through Photographic Images and Political Cartoons
The Phil Kearny Civil War Round Tableindependent historical organization which focuses on the American Civil War period (1861-1865) studying the military, political and social effects during that period. The Round Table was originally formed as the 41st New Jersey Infantry Round Table meeting at a Barnes & Noble Book Store in Woodland Park, NJ over twenty years ago. As we grew larger, our name was changed to honor the famed one armed NJ Civil War General Phil Kearny, and we met in a larger venue at the Wayne Public Library. Today, PKCWRT usually meets on the third Wednesday of the month at the Hasbrouck Heights Municipal Buildingat 7:00pm - downstairs. We have summers off, July & August and reconvene in September. All are welcomed to attend. Historians, authors and noted experts speak on specific scholarly Civil War topics to our membership with questions and answers encouraged. In November, the Phil Kearny Round Table sponsors an annual field trip to a Civil War battlefield, where licensed guides educate and tour the battlefield with our members. Membership, which helps fund expenses for the Round Table and pays speaker stipends, is $25 a year and includes membership newsletters of recent and upcoming events.Also in December, we have a Holiday Party, where a noted speaker or civil war musician will be the highlight of our annual dinner. The Round Table welcomes everyone and hopes you will join and become a supporting member. The Round Table is named after New Jersey Civil War General Philip Kearny, who was killed at the Battle of Chantilly in September 1862. The town of Kearny, New Jersey was later named for the General.