Notices and Updates
Beginning February 2022
Cost of meals at County Seat will increase to $18 for members and $22 for guests.
** As supply and availability issues continue our invitation fliers will not include the menu. As soon as County Seat can provide one, we will send a second email notice and post below.
-A reminder to please pay your 2022 dues. After this March meeting, a “member attendee” coming to a meeting will be charged the guest dinner rate until 2022 dues are paid.
-With spring cleaning, please consider donating to our silent auction…Civil War memorabilia and books, Richmond history, etc.
June 16, 2022
Pork BBQ, Baked Beans, Coleslaw, Potato Salad, and dessert
Please RSVP to [email protected] asap, the deadline is June 12.
A little more about our program...
The topic: “Battle of Portland Harbor.” Fought in June 1863, in the waters off Portland, Maine between civilian ships, not naval forces. Although this battle was a minor and peripheral event in the larger course of the war, for the New Englanders who experienced it, it represented a moment just as terrifying and important as any could imagine on the front lines. This battle represents an example of the war on the periphery, the power of newspapers to stir up panic and generate anxiety on the Union home front, and the tense divide which existed during the Civil War between private citizens and business on the one hand and the military and federal government on the other. Join us to hear the full story.