Announcing the 

2021 - 2022 Schedule for the 

Madison History Roundtable

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 complete schedule of speakers is listed at the end of this page.

The Madison History Roundtable 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 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.

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.

For those on the MHRT email list, you will receive an email notification of upcoming meetings. Share the meeting information with family and friends. Membership is not required to attend the monthly meeting and presentation.


Madison History Roundtable 2021 - 2022 Meeting Schedule


September 9, 2021

James Heinz

Retired Police Officer and Author

Third man on the monument: The Life of Howard Cushing, The Forgotten Cushing

October 14, 2021

Christopher Kolakowski

Director, Wisconsin Veterans Museum 

The Admirals Wept: Billy Mitchell and the Atlantic Bombing Test of 1921


November 11, 2021

Peter Skelly

Lincoln Bi-Centennial Commission, President of Rock County Civil War History Roundtable

Brother Dutton: Badger Saint and Sinner


December 9, 2021

Rich Fronek

MHRT Member

Florida – The Untold Story of the Seminole Wars

January 13, 2022

Rich Fronek

MHRT Member

Florida – What Happened After the Seminole Wars

February 10, 2022

Russell Horton

The 32nd Division during the Berlin Crisis

March 10, 2022

Ward Zischke

The 101st Division Between the World Wars

April 14, 2022

Henry M. Quinlan, Esq.

Vladimir Putin - Corrupt, Competent, Brutal and Enigmatic

May 12, 2022

Scott Mobley

Major Management Changes in the Navy in the late 19th Century