The Joshua L. Chamberlain Civil War Round Table
All meetings will be on the 2nd Thursday of the month, at 7:00 p.m. in the Morrell Room, Brunswick Library.


Wayne Motts, April 10th Speaker:

Fighting the Civil War: Historical Treasures of the Conflict
in the Collection of the National Civil War Museum

Opened in 2001, The National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania is the largest museum in the country dedicated to telling the complete story of the war from the viewpoint of both sides. The museum holds more than 4,000 three dimensional artifacts and over 21,000 archival items including manuscripts, diaries, letters, photographic images, newspapers, and correspondence dating from 1861-1865. Join the museumís new CEO, Wayne Motts, on a journey of the history of the war illustrated by some of the nationís rarest surviving Civil War artifacts in the museumís collection.

Wayne E. Motts holds two degrees in history and has been a licensed battlefield guide at the Gettysburg National Military Park for twenty-six years. He was the curator of the Cumberland County Historical Society in Carlisle, Pennsylvania from 2002-2004 and the artifact collections manger at the Adams County Historical Society in Gettysburg from 2004-2005. In 2005 he was named executive director of the Society, a position he held for seven years. He became the CEO of The National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania in the spring of 2012.


Weather Cancellation Notification: If driving conditions are dangerous, the meeting will be cancelled. Watch Channels 6, 8, and 13 for a meeting cancellation, or call Al Prest at 443-2296.