Founded January 8, 1960, the Michigan Regimental Round Table (MRRT) is a non-profit organization intended to stimulate interest in all aspects and phases of the Civil War Period. For over fifty years, we have provided enthusiasts in the Detroit area a forum to discuss and hear topics on the Civil War.
"If we have expertise in any area of the Civil War,
let us always be ready to share it,
remembering humbly that all the true 'experts'
have long since departed."
We meet monthly to hear from our members on the latest books, issues of preservation, and other items of Civil War interest. At each meeting, a keynote speaker provides a presentation on a Civil War topic. A monthly newsletter is mailed to members.
In addition, each October MRRT members travel to a Civil War battlefield for a weekend tour (Click on the Annual Field Trip Menu selection in the left-hand column for a complete list.)
For 2012, the MRRT traveled to the battlefields of First and Second Manassas. Scott Patchan, our tour guide, did an extraordinary job and an excellent time was had by all.
You can watch video highlights of this trip online:
October 4-5, 2013, the MRRT will travel to Charleston, South Carolina, to visit the battle sites in and around the city. The trip will include visits to Fort Moultrie, the sites associated with the Battle of Secessionville, a boat tour of Charleston Harbor and Morris Island plus a narration of the attack on Fort Sumter. The Saturday group dinner will be held at the Washington Light Infantry Armory. Tour guides will be Doug Bostick and Dana MacBean. Click here for the trip flier providing complete trip information to include itinerary and costs.
We meet on the last Monday of the month (except in October, wehn we go on our Annual Field Trip, and December) at the Farmington Community Library, Farmington Branch, 23500 Liberty St. Farmington, MI 48335. Meetings start at 6:30 p.m. (See our 2013 Meeting Schedule, second tab, below.)
The monthly program is open to all but only members receive the monthly newsletter and can participate in the MRRT annual field trip. Annual membership dues are $10.00 for students and $20 for all others. The dues are used to cover expenses for speakers, facilities, preservation and administrative costs.
For information on how to join the MRRT, come visit us at our monthly meeting, or email Norm Carver.