THE COLONEL HENRY RYERSON
CIVIL WAR ROUND TABLE
From Jennifer CS Brylinski, Round Table President
Info about the March Meeting
Meeting Date: Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Time: 7:30 PM
Place: Sussex County Community College, Newton, NJ, in the Old Theatre (D-
“An evening with Clara Barton”
For many years Carol Neumann-Waskie has portrayed Clara Barton in a first-
person style “Living History” performance. An expert on the life of this brave and
fearless woman, Carol is coming to share her knowledge as Clara Barton (Civil War
“Angel of the Battlefield” and founder of the American Red Cross) at the April 16th
meeting of the Colonel Henry Ryerson Civil War Round Table.
Born and raised in Philadelphia, Carol graduated with a BA in English Literature and
Elementary Education from New York University. She continued studies in
Counseling at Rutgers University and later pursued an advanced degree in Nursing.
Since 1986, she has worked in the Temple University Health System in various roles
and is currently a nurse administrator for the Physical Medicine Department.
Carol has been involved in Civil War History for many years. She is a founder and
was vice president of the Delaware Valley Civil War Round Table from 1992 thru
2002. She has helped to found several other round tables in the area, including
Bucks County Civil War Round Table in Doylestown, PA, and the Union League of
Philadelphia Civil War Round Table. In 1995, she was an instructor for the Civil War
Studies Program at Holy Family University, where she taught courses specializing in
Women and the Civil War, and Blacks in the Civil War.
In 1996, she became the co-owner and treasurer of History and Mystery Tours of
Philadelphia, beginning the first ghost tours, “Spirits of Philadelphia.” After extensive
research she found over 50 ghost sightings in the city, including her own dwelling.
The business was featured on the Travel Channel.
Presently, Carol is researching a book on noted women of the 19th Century.
The Colonel Henry Ryerson Civil War Round Table provides educational programs,
tours, and fellowship for individuals interested in the Civil War Era. Meetings are
free and open to the public. For more information please call Jennifer at 845-295-
2603 during work hours, or check out the Round Table’s website at www.
The Upcoming Civil War Round Table Season:
Spring Tour – April 20, 2013 – Gettysburg – Battlefield Hospitals.
May 21, 2013 – Dinner Meeting at Dominick’s, Newton – Jim Hessler talking
about Union General Dan Sickles.
“The Pleasure of Your Company Is Requested…”
THE COLONEL HENRY RYERSON CIVIL WAR ROUND TABLE
Proudly Announces Its
NINTH ANNUAL ROUND TABLE DINNER!!!
Location: Dominick’s Restaurant
10 East Clinton Street, Newton, NJ (www.dominicksnj.com)
Date: Tuesday, May 21, 2013, Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Come Join the Fun and Enjoy a Superb Italian Dinner! Savor the Camaraderie of your Fellow
Civil War Enthusiasts! Listen to our evening speaker, James Hessler, on the subject of Dan
Sickles: The Controversial Civil War General Who Committed Murder, Abandoned Little Round
Top, and Declared Himself the Hero of Gettysburg! What more could you want?!!!
This year’s Raffle Prize is a full set (7) of Hamilton Collector Plates called “The Civil War Generals
Collection,” valued at approximately $500.
Joshua L. Chamberlain collector plate by Michael Gnatek
Ticket Donation: $25.00 (Advance Ticket Purchase Required).
Tickets can be purchased by making out the slip below and mailing it along with a check made
out to the “Colonel Henry Ryerson Civil War Round Table” to the address listed on the slip.
Checks must be received by May 10th.
Tickets will be mailed to you. Note: The Dinner will take the place of the regular May Meeting.
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SPRING GETTYSBURG TOUR – 2013
The Seminary Ridge Museum Tour and Battlefield Hospital Tour - Gettysburg
Mark your calendars! Make your room reservations now!
Our Spring Gettysburg Tour will take place on Saturday, April 20, 2013. This year our Spring event will
take place in two parts. First: A tour of the new Seminary Ridge Museum starting at 10 AM. Second: A
tour of Battlefield Hospital sites starting at 1 PM.
Though the new museum at Schmucker Hall (on the Lutheran Theological Seminary campus, 111 Seminary
Ridge, Gettysburg) is having its grand opening on July 1st, we are privileged to have a "pre-grand
opening" tour of the museum at 10 AM on Saturday, April 20th.
The museum occupies 20,000 square feet on four floors of the 1832 National Historic Landmark building.
The first floor welcomes visitors with an orientation theater, gift shop and revolving exhibition gallery.
The museum’s main exhibit – Voices of Duty and Devotion – begins on the fourth floor with the story of
the fighting on Seminary Ridge. The third floor focuses on Civil War medicine with highlights of the
building’s use as a hospital during the battle, and the second floor features exhibits and artifacts that
explain the religious and race issues that impacted the war and its beginnings. I believe we may also be
able to go up in the Seminary cupola to check out that historic view!
After the museum tour, lunch on your own (about noon to 1 PM), and then regrouping at the Gettysburg
Visitor Center (1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg) in the main lobby for a tour with licensed guide Phil
Lechak of Battlefield Hospital Sites from 1 – 3 PM. Mr. Lechak is The Authority on this subject.
Though transportation, meals, and accommodations are on your own, both tours are being paid for by the
Colonel Henry Ryerson Civil War Round Table. Suggestion: Bring water/drinks and snacks for the tour.
So just get there and enjoy this sure to be fun filled spring day with your Civil War enthusiast friends from
the Round Table!
For more info, please contact Jennifer during the day at 845-295-2603.
|The Colonel Henry Ryerson Civil War Round Table provides educational programs, tours, and
fellowship for individuals interested in the Civil War Era. Meetings are free and open to the public.
For more information please call Jennifer at 845-295-2603 during work hours, or check out the
Round Table’s website at www.ryersoncwrt.com