The Joshua L. Chamberlain Civil War Round Table was established in January, 1986, by a group of twelve individuals dedicated to the study of the American Civil War. Since that time, the Round Table has grown to several hundred members. We meet at 7:00pm on the Third Thursday of the month, except for July and August, at the Morrell Room at the Curtis Memorial Library in Brunswick, Maine. The meetings include a lecture and question/answer discussion on wide range of topics related to conflict. We also hold a book raffle at the beginning of each meeting in order to raise funds to support our lecture series. Please refer to the "programs" section of the web site for a complete list of recent and upcoming lectures. Our meetings are free and open to the public. All are welcome.
The Round Table sponsors two annual awards. The Chamberlain History Award is presented to a graduating high school senior who has achieved academic excellence in history and plans to pursue a course of study in history at a post-secondary institution. The first annual award, which includes a $250 stipend, was presented in May, 2002, to Charles Hale of Brunswick High School. The Warren B. Randall Award, named for our founding member, is presented to a person who has made significant contributions to the preservation, promotion and/or documentation of Maine's Civil War heritage. The first annual award was presented in May, 2002, to Rita Bailey of Brunswick.
If you are interested in supporting the mission and activities of the Round Table, we encourage you to become a member. The various levels of membership, and an application, are listed in the "membership info" section of the web site. Please consider supporting the mission of the Round Table by becoming a member. Members receive our monthly newsletter, First Call, which includes articles on various topics, information about upcoming events, and other interesting tidbits. If you would like a sample copy of the newsletter, please contact our webmaster, Richard Thompson, who is listed in the "officers" section of the website.
This organization celebrated it's 20th anniversary on January 12, 2006. Click here to see some pictures from that party.