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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

Fall 2017 Campaign

September 6
"Raise the Iowa Shout! Grading the Performance of Hawkeye Combat Unit" -- Thomas Baker, Iowa City

October 4
"War at Our Doorstep: The Effect of the Civil War on Southern Women" -- Victoria Webb, Guthrie Center and Jeff Kluever, Des Moines Civil War Roundtable

Tuesday, November 14
"A New Framework for Civil War 'Military' History" -- Richard McMurry, Dalton, Georgia

December
No Meeting

Spring 2018 Campaign

January 17
"Let's Take a Moment" -- Cheryl Mullenbach, Panora

February 21
"The Confederate Home Front" -- Dr. Wallace Hettle, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls

March 21
"He Walked Home From Appomattox: The Family History of a Confederate Soldier" -- Will Thomson, Iowa City

April 18
"The Question Was One of Supplies: The Logistics for William T. Sherman's Atlanta Campaign" -- Greg Biggs, Clarksville, Tennessee

May 16
"Beyond the Hunley: Lesser-Known Underwater Weapons of the Civil War" -- Dr. Tim Wolters, Iowa State University, Ames

June 20
General Grant Portrayal -- Harry Bulkeley, Galesburg, Illinois

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