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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. 

We are excited to kick off the 2023-2024 season by meeting in person at the HopHaus in Fitchburg, WI. You will receive monthly meeting notices via email, as well as the MHRT website and Facebook page. We will continue to post the meeting presentations on our YouTube channel. This will allow those who are not comfortable or able to meet in-person to experience the MHRT presentations.

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,

website (Contact/Dinner Reservations) or by calling Rich Fronek at 608-669-0970. 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 2023 - 2024 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: 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 2023 - 2024 season of the Madison History Roundtable. We have an exciting slate of speakers for this year. The season will start on Thursday, September 14th with Christopher Kolakowskiwho will be presenting Civil War to World War: The MacArthurs and the Buckners. 

We will continue the discussion throughout the year covering a variety of topics of American, Wisconsin and regional history. The 2022 Fall schedule of speakers is listed at the end of this document.

Contact Information

President - Rich Fronek (608-669-0970)



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Our Mission

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

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