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November 2017

Dr. Jim Hodge– Dispatches From the South:

TheLetters of an Ohio Farm Boy, A Private In Sherman's Army

Whether describing the drudgery of camp life or reporting on the terror of battle, letters written by soldiers during the Civil War have been instrumental in understanding this divisive era of America’s past.

Our speaker this month is Dr. Jim Hodge, who was born and raised on an Ohio farm, and is a descendant from the Ohio farm boy he discusses in his presentation.

Dr. Hodge earned his PhD in Chemistry at Penn State University, and worked 35 years as a research scientist for DuPont. Jim worked on DuPont products such as Dacron, Kevlar and Nomex, but his most "visible" accomplishment was the development and production of the bright orange Nomex fabric for the NASA astronaut shuttle crew's space suits.

After retiring from DuPont, our speaker worked five years for the US Dept of Justice as an expert witness and consultant in patent litigation.

We hope you will join us at the County Seat Restaurant in Powhatan, for this month’s presentation.


As announced last month, The County Seat Restaurant has changed their meal policy for club meetings.  Going forward, The County Seal will offer a main course, or the soup and salad bar. 

This month the main course will be turkey,stuffing, mashed potatoes, green beans, and cranberry cherry cobbler.

Please specify your dining preference (main course or soup and salad bar) when you submit your pre-paid reservation, which is due the Tuesday prior to each meeting.  This month reservations must be received by September 19th.


PCWRT member John Mountcastle has donated a print of Jeb Stuart by Jack Davis (illustrator of Mad Magazine) to be raffled off with proceeds going to the Roundtable. Continuing this month, and going thru December, raffle tickets for this print will be available for $5 each or 3 for $10. The drawing will be held during the December meeting.

Thursday, November 16, 2017 6:30 PM

$16.00 for members, $20.00 for guests.

Pre-Paid Reservations Must Be Received By November 14, 2017

Mail Your Payment To:

PCWRT, P.O. Box 1144, Powhatan, VA 23139

Checks Or Money Orders Only Please


Thursday, December 21, 2017, Annual Christmas Dinner: Nathan Madison and "Tredegar Iron Works: Richmond's Foundry on the James"

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