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. 

Starting with the March 10th, 2022 meeting, we will resume meeting in person. Our meetings will be beld at the Hop Haus Brewing Company located at 2975 Sub-Zero Parkway, Fitchburg, WI 53719. We will be posting a recording of the presentations to the MHRT YouTube channel for those that cannot attend in person. NOTE: Starting with the March 2022 meeting, we will not be live streaming the meetings; we will consider that for the future.

Meetings are held the second Thursday of the month starting at 7:00pm. Social hour starts at 6:00pm, followed by an optional meal at 6:15. The meal is optional and you order off the menu. In consideration to the Hop Haus, reservations are kindly requested for the number of meals by contacting one of the following by Wednesday before the meeting; email madison.history.roundtable@gmail.com,

website (Contact/Dinner Reservations) or by calling Bill Sayles at 608-333-9732. Leave your name and the number of meals. DO NOT REPLY TO THE EMAIL MEETING NOTICE TO MAKE RESERVATIONS.

For those on the MHRT email list, you will receive an email notification of upcoming meetings. For those who are not comfortable or unable to meet in-person, the presentations will be recorded and posted to the MHRT YouTube channel. Share the meeting information with family and friends. Membership is not required to attend the monthly meeting and presentation.

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.

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.