Most Civil War roundtables offer interesting speakers and acceptable food, but the one at Harpers Ferry, W.Va,, offers exceptional speakers and great food. It is held at the historic Camp Hill Methodist Church, where cooks from the church serve country food in a family-style setting.
The roundtable, which has met for about 35 years, welcomes visitors. The meeting this month is on Wednesday, June 11; 7 p.m. for dinner and 8 p.m. for the program. The cost is $15.
Virginia singer and songwriter Clark Hansbarger will present a program of original songs based on his latest work, “Dream of a Good Death,” inspired by Drew Gilpin Faust’s “This Republic of Suffering.” The cycle of songs follows the trials, hopes, fears and sacrifices of Confederate soldiers as they struggle through battles of Port Royal, the Wilderness, Gettysburg and Cold Harbor and the long sieges of Vicksburg and Petersburg, according to a media release.
The meal for June is baked ham with raisin sauce, rice, broccoli salad, rolls with butter, iced tea, coffee and a desert. Reservations, which are required for the dinner, must be made by June 8; call Kyle Wichtendahl at 301-639-8855 or e-mail him at email@example.com.