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Civil War Monument, Iowa Capitol Grounds

Current Programs

Meetings usually consist of a social hour, dinner, and program. Anyone may attend the program free of charge, but regular attenders are requested to pay membership dues to defray costs. Most events are held at The Iowa Machine Shed Restaurant, 11151 Hickman Road, Urbandale, Iowa. The restaurant is near the intersection of I-80/35 and Hickman Road and offers free parking. The meeting room is to the left of the front door. Here is a typical evening schedule:

5:30 p.m. -- Cash Bar Opens
6:30 p.m. -- Dinner by Reservation
7:15 p.m. -- Program Begins

DINNER RESERVATIONS -- Click here

PROGRAM CHAIRPERSON -- Contact John Liepa at 515-961-8539

PAST PROGRAMS -- Click here for a partial list

Spring 2020 Campaign

January 15
"How to Read a Civil War Soldier's Letter" -- Dr. Steven Gates, Morningside College

February 19
"Science & Art History: A New Interpretation of a Civil War Painting" -- Dr. Maura Lyons, Drake University

CANCELLED: March 18
"Stonewall Jackson and Civil War Medicine" -- Dr. Wayne Richenbacher, University of Iowa Hospitals, Iowa City

TENTATIVE: April 15
"Espionage Cloaked in Lace" -- Susan Howell, Des Moines Civil War Roundtable

May 20
"The Sultana Disaster" -- Mike Morrell, Moline, IL

June 17
"The Lost Cause: A Medieval Comparison" -- Dr. Thomas Lacaque, Grandview University

Fall 2020 Campaign

September 2
"The Lost Gettysburg Address" -- David T. Dixon, Santa Barbara, CA

October 7
"The Vacant Chair in Bremer County" -- Professor Terry Lindell, Wartburg College, Waverly, IA

November 4
TBA

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