FEBRUARY 6, 2013

Scottsdale Civil War Round Table

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Meets the 3rd Tuesday of every month (except June, July, August & December) at the Civic Center Library (Auditorium), 3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd, Scottsdale @ 6:40 PM.  Speakers are comprised of well known Civil War experts from around the country.  Everyone is welcome.  No admission charge. 

February 19, 2013....A Visit From General Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain presented by Reverend Bob Macfarland who will be in full dress uniform portraying General Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain.

Receiving his education at the University of St Andrews, Scotland in Theological Studies, his BA in Philosophy and Religion at Boston University and his Master of Divinity at Andover Newton Theological School, Rev. Bob Macfarlane’s interests are many….Scottish Clan Macfarlane Society International, Herman Melville Society, Robert Louis Stevenson Society, Founder of Greater New Bedford Civil War Round Table, numerous Kiwanis Clubs including the one in Scottsdale, AZ when he was the Interim Minister of the Scottsdale Congregational Church from 2009-2010.

Now retired in Carver, Massachusetts; Bob continues to stay active with the Scottsdale Civil War Round Table, now bringing us General Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain in full dress uniform.  Studying Chamberlain for several years, Bob is known for presenting historical programs relating the colonel’s heroic life, dressed as Chamberlain would have been, having a custom-made, blue Union uniform, complete with its double row of brass buttons, red sash and his grandfather’s sword.  Chamberlain was also a minister who married the daughter of a congregational minister, who spoke about the Civil War for 50 years until he died in 1914 at age 86.