Roundtable Programs Coming Up..

Looking Ahead to the Fall Programs

We look forward to beginning again in the fall with our regularly scheduled meeting on September 17. The next season for the Roundtable has the potential to be very promising. We will be meeting at our new location in the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa building, 3117 Greenhill Circle, Cedar Falls. It is a modern and easily accessible facility that will add to the quality of our meetings.

There are several interesting program opportunities including Ken Lyftgot’s update about the second volume of his trilogy on Iowa’s Civil War experience, listening in on letters between Hannah Porter's family and her son James of the 3rd Iowa Cavalry and following the adventures Iowa’s own 4th Cavalry. 
We will also bring back favorites like our annual book review meeting and a day trip to an interesting Iowa Civil War location. Other exciting possibilities are in the works, as well. You can be kept updated via our Face Book page or the website here.

Programs by Other Groups Coming Up...

Battle of Blue Mills Landing Webinar...July 30th at 6:00 PM

Historians from Clay county Missouri, part of the Kansas City, Missouri area, have produced a documentary film on the Battle of Liberty or Blue Mills Landing. The 3rd Iowa Infantry fought in this battle.  Many area soldiers were in the 3rd Iowa, including the first casualty of Black Hawk county, Pvt. James Brownell.

A free webinar will be available at 6:00 PM on Thursday, 30 July. The documentary will be shown with a presentation by Jay Jackson. Jackson and Tony Meyers, in a visit to Cedar Falls several years ago, consulted with Ken Lyftogt, gathering information on the 3rd Iowa. They visited the Brownell monument, west of Benson on Hwy 57 (west of Cedar Falls).

The Battle of Blue Mills Landing is covered in Lyftogt's book Free Child of the Missouri Compromise, starting on page 228.

Information pertaining to registering for the webinar is contained in the following announcement:

The Clay County Museum and Historical Society is sponsoring a free webinar on the Civil War Battle of Liberty / Blue Mills Landing.  The session will be held Thursday, July 30th at 6 PM (central time).  We will show the recently produced documentary and Jay Jackson will give a presentation.  

You can register using this link. 

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing