The Madison History Roundtable is dedicated to the discussion and preservation of American history. Founded in 1954 as the Madison Civil War Roundtable, the group has expanded to cover a broader area of American history with emphasis on the American Civil War, U.S. military history and Wisconsin history. 

As the MHRT embarks on the 2021-2022 season, the coronavirus pandemic continues to bring challenges to in-person meetings. We were hopeful that we would be able to resume in-person meetings starting in September. However, with the COVID-19 resurgence, we feel it is the prudent decision to continue virtual meetings until such time that meeting in-person can be deemed safe. 

With that said, the Radisson is not offering meeting services that can accommodate our needs. We are actively looking at different venues in the Madison area. We will let you know about this venue and meeting logistics once we are prepared to meet in-person.

We will start off the 2021-2022 season meeting virtually, just as we did in the prior year. We will be holding virtual meetings at our regular time; the second Thursday of the month starting at 7:00pm. You will receive an email invitation to join the live presentation using ZOOM. The invitation can also be found on our website, https://www.madisonhistoryroundtable.com  and our Facebook page. We are also planning with the permission of the presenter to record the presentations so they can be viewed on the MHRT YouTube channel.

You will continue to receive the monthly meeting notices via email, as well as the MHRT website and Facebook page. The meeting notices will contain a “link” which can be used to join the monthly virtual MHRT meeting.

As a final note on meeting logistics, once we are able to meet in-person, we will continue to live stream our meeting presentations, as well as post on YouTube. This will allow those who are not comfortable or able to meet in-person to experience the MHRT presentations.

The 2021 - 2022 season dues are $30. The season runs September – May. Dues are used to cover the operating and speaker expenses of the Madison History Roundtable. You can mail your dues to the MHRT Treasurer – 9 Flad Circle, Madison, WI 53711. If you have a personal PayPal account, you can send in your dues to the MHRT PayPal email address: wsayles1950@gmail.com. Joining the virtual meetings are free and the public is welcome. Guests can check us out before deciding if they want to become a member.

With those details out of the way, we welcome you to the 2021 - 2022 season of the Madison History Roundtable. We have an exciting slate of speakers for this year. The season will start on Thursday, September 9th with James Heinz who will be presenting Third Man on the Monument: The Life of Howard Cushing, The Forgotten Cushing.

We will continue the discussion throughout the year covering a variety of topics of American, Wisconsin and regional history. The 2021 Fall schedule of speakers is listed at the end of this document; the spring schedule will be announced in December. 

The Madison History Roundtable virtual meetings are held the second Thursday of the month (September – May) at 7:00pm. Meetings are held virtually using the ZOOM application. The meetings are open to the public and free of charge. Share the meeting information with family and friends.

In support of the Madison History Roundtable, dues are $30. The dues help support the operation of the Madison History Roundtable, including speaker fees. Membership is not required to attend the monthly meeting and presentation.

Contact Information

President - Bill Sayles (608-333-9732)

Email: madison.history.roundtable@gmail.com

Web: www.madisonhistoryroundtable.com

Facebook: Madison History Roundtable

Google Groups: madhrt@googlegroups.com

MHRT Website

Check out our web site at: www.madisonhistoryroundtable.com. You can find information on the MHRT schedule, list of speakers and meeting dates amongst other information. You can also “join” to become a member of the MHRT. We will be periodically be updating the web site with meeting notices, upcoming events and activities. Let us know what other information you might want posted on the site. Make it a habit to check it out often.

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Check out our 2021-2022 Schedule

Our Mission

The Madison History Roundtable is
dedicated to the discussion and preservation
of American history.