Welcome

Pasadena Civil War Round Table (CWRT) is fortunate to offer free presentations to all visitors thanks to the generous donations of many Civil War history supporters!

The CWRT welcomes all donations to help keep this important history alive today.

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JOIN US FOR OUR IN-PERSON MEETING ON 

TUESDAY, JUNE 25, 2024 AT 7:15 P.M. (Pacific Time)


FOR A PRESENTATION ON: 

 

"JOHN GIBBON:  IRON MAN OF THE ARMY OF THE POTOMAC!"

 

WITH  Los Angeles CWRT's George Melrod

 

CLICK HERE for more detail.  


 

JOIN US IN OUR MEETING LOCATION AT THE HISTORIC BLINN HOUSE, HEADQUARTERS OF

PASADENA HERITAGE:

160 North Oakland Avenue - Pasadena  |  Free parking in the rear  |

Entrance through rear door

(enter parking lot at 165 North Madison Avenue,

second driveway south of Walnut Street)

We are so pleased to be able to return to in-person meetings at this historic location.  For more information on the history of this 1905 National Register Landmark,   

CLICK HERE

 

 

SAVE THE DATES!!
 

Saturday, August 31 and Sunday, September 1

Huntington Beach Civil War Days 

We will be holding another "Civil War Book Sale" at this reenactment event; and we need volunteers to help.  The funds from this sale benefit our Battlefield Preservation Fund.  If you can donate a few hours in our booth, you'll be able to spend the rest of the day watching one of the largest Civil War reenactments in Southern California.  You'll also be able to interact with the public and share information about our CWRT.

If you're able to donate an hour or two on one (or both) days, please drop us a line at: 
PasdenaCWRT@gmail.com.  Thank you for your support.

 


We also announce the upcoming meetings of our "Sister CWRT," the Inland Empire CWRT:

 

Wednesday, June 5, at 6:15 p.m. (Pacific Time)

Dr. Jon Willen - "Civil War Medicine"

This meeting is via Zoom only

AND

Wednesday, June 26, at 6:00 p.m. (Pacific Time) 

Celebrating Juneteenth - co-hosted by the A.K. Smiley Library & Lincoln Shrine 

and the African Americans in the Civil War Era Round Table

Dwight T. Pitcaithley, Ph.D. - "Slavery and Secession"

Contemporary Club - 173 South Eureka Street - Redlands, CA

This meeting is in person and via Zoom

 

Check out their website for more information and to request the Zoom link:   INLAND EMPIRE CWRT

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR SISTER CWRT ON RECEIVING THE

FIRST INTERNATIONAL CWRT CONGRESS' PHOENIX AWARD!

(This award recognizes a CWRT that ceased to exist or was dormant but was revived.)
 


Can't get enough of Civil War history? 


Check out the website for the
Southern California CWRT Alliance
to find out what programs are happening
at other local Civil War Round Tables this month:

 

SoCal CWRT Alliance Website


The Pasadena Civil War Round Table meets monthly in Pasadena to provide a forum for discussion and education about the conflict that so deeply affected the very fabric of our nation.  Our monthly meetings bring to Pasadena many of the leading experts on the Civil War, including noted authors, historians, re-enactors, and Civil War enthusiasts on a wide variety of topics. 

The meetings are free and open to the public. Whether you are just beginning to learn about the Civil War or enjoy a lengthy experience of Civil War study, you will always find something of interest at our monthly meetings.

We invite you to explore our website, check out the next presentation found in the Next Presentation page and the list of future speakers in the Upcoming Presentations page. You are welcome to enlist as a member which you can easily do as explained on our Become a Member page. You can learn about exciting Civil War news on our News page and follow the always interesting blog of Nick Smith on our Blog page. Even more Civil War resources and information about other Civil War Round Tables can be found on our Civil War Resources page. 

Come join us and experience the thrill of gaining new insights into the conflict that defined our nation. And tell your history-loving friends about us!

 

The Pasadena Civil War Round Table has no agenda and promotes no single viewpoint. Programs are wide-ranging and focused on any topic pertaining to the Civil War Era.  Membership is open to anyone regardless of race, creed or sex. 

 

DATE:         Fourth Tuesday of Every Month. See presentation list CLICK HERE
TIME:          7:15 p.m. (Pacific Time)
PLACE:        
The Blinn House - Pasadena Heritage

                     160 North Oakland Avenue - Pasadena (entrance through rear door)

PARKING:   Free parking in the rear (enter parking lot at 165 North Madison Avenue,

                     second driveway south of Walnut Street) - Use rear door for entrance


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Contact Janet Whaley, Program Chair

PasadenaCWRT@gmail.com or 626-664-6627 

Mailing Address

Pasadena Civil War Round Table

P. O. Box 743 - Pasadena, CA  91102

The Pasadena Civil War Round Table participates with the CWRT Congress.  This national organization helps CWRTs by promoting best practice recomendations and also provides additional programming for students of the Civil War.  Their web site also features a registry of CWRTs around the country.

We enjoy a "Sister CWRT" relationship with the Inland Empire CWRT in Redlands, and would recommend you check out their website and programs.

Vroman's Bookstore is the official book partner of the Pasadena Civil War Round Table.  It is the largest and oldest independent bookstore in California, serving the community since 1894.  We encourage our members to patronize this Pasadena treasure for your Civil War books.  

 

Pacific Premier Bank is the official banking partner of the Pasadena Civil War Roundtable.  We've been banking with them since 2003, and appreciate their support of our endeavors.

 

The Pasadena Civil War Round Table proudly supports the Drum Barracks Civil War Museum in Wilmington and the Lincoln Shrine in Redlands.  These local Civil War institutions are a "must see" for students of Civil War history.
 
The Pasadena Civil War Round Table is a supporter of 
Fort Tejon, a California State Historic Park which features living history demonstrations of frontier California life in the 1850's and 1860's.