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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


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

PAST PROGRAMS -- Click here for a partial list

Spring 2019 Campaign

January 16
"The Secret of Albert Cashier" -- Sarah McDougall, Iowa City/DMCWRT

February 20
"Elmer Ellsworth and Stonewall Jackson: Civil War Funerals and Sectional Nationalism" -- Dr. Sarah Purcell, Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa

March 20
"Business Ethics Aspects of the Civil War" -- Dr. David Surdam, UNI, Cedar Fall, Iowa

April 17
"The Most Magnificent Charge at Gettysburg" -- Ken Allers, UNI, Cedar Falls, Iowa

May 15
"The Confederate Home Front" -- Dr. Wallace Hettle, UNI, Cedar Falls, Iowa

June 19
"The Last Great Encampment" -- Danny Krock, Cambridge, Iowa SUVCW Reenactor

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