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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

Fall 2022 Campaign

September 7 -- 7:00 p.m.
"The Mystery of Barbara Fritchie, a True Patriot" -- Tamara Thayer, Rochester, Minnesota
In-Person Meeting

October 5 -- 7:00 p.m.
"Unconditional Surrender: A Visit with Ulysses S. Grant" -- Pete Grady, Marshalltown, Iowa
In-Person Meeting

November 2 -- 7:00 p.m.
"The Trial of Jefferson Davis" -- Lane Smith, Kansas City Civil War Round Table
In-Person Meeting

December -- No Meeting

Spring 2023 Campaign

January 18 -- 7:00 p.m.l MEETING CANCELLED

February 15 -- 7:00 p.m.
"Civil War Intelligence and Grenville Dodge's Role" -- Dr. William Feis, Buena Vista University, Storm Lake, Iowa
In-Person Meeting

March 15 -- 7:00 p.m.
"Lincoln's Fire in the Rear: Civil Unrest on the Home Front" -- Dr. Tom Schwartz, Director, Hoover Museum and Library, West Branch, Iowa
In-Person Meeting

April 19 -- 7:00 p.m.
"Damn the Torpedoes ... and Mobile Bay" -- Dr. Tim Wolters, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa
In-Person Meeting

May 16 -- 7:00 p.m.
"Poltroons, Patriots and Politicians: America's Civil War Generals" -- Bruce Allardice, Chicago Civil War Round Table
In-Person Meeting

June 21 -- 7:00 p.m.
"An Evening with Clara Barton" -- Leslie Goddard, Hinsdale, Illinois
In-Person Meeting at Iowa Gold Star Museum, Camp Dodge

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