Tennessee Valley Civil War Round Table
7910 Memorial Parkway SW Suite F-1
Huntsville, Alabama 35802
The Tennessee Valley Civil War Round Table (TVCWRT) is a relatively large Civil War Round Table serving Huntsville and the Tennessee Valley of northern Alabama. It was founded in 1993 as a non-profit organization to provide a forum for non-partisan study, education, and discussions concerning the American Civil War; to support the preservation of Civil War battlefields, structures, and artifacts; and related activities.
We meet the second Thursday of every month (except for December). During the Civil War Sesquicentennial (150th anniversary) commemorations, we also hosted an annual, family-oriented social event that featured Civil War cultural and social perspectives, many attendees in period garb, period music. Attendance at each of these substantially exceeded 100.
Annual membership dues are $30 (up to two people living in the same household can be included in a paid membership). Free memberships are offered to full-time students (elementary through undergraduate ages). As of September 2015, we have approximately 178 individual and family memberships, comprising about 217 members. TVCWRT is a not-for-profit historical and educational organization (certified 501(c)(3)).
Revenue not expended in administering the organization and conducting our programs is donated to organizations active in the preservation and protection of American Civil War sites and history.
Any understanding of this nation must be based — and I mean really BASED — on the Civil War. I believe that ﬁrmly. It deﬁned us. The Revolution did what it did, our involvement in European wars, beginning with the First World War, did what it did, but the Civil War deﬁned us as what we are and it opened us to being what we became — good and bad things. And it is very necessary if you are going to understand the character of the twent[y-first] century to learn about this enormous catastrophe in the mid-nineteenth century. It was the crossroads of our being, and it was a helluva crossroads. — Shelby Foote, “The Civil War”, PBS
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