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Upcoming CWRTWM meetings and programs ...

Saturday, December 3, Noon to 2pmSterling Price

Loose Park Garden Center
51st Street and Pennsylvania
Kansas City, MO

December Holiday Luncheon:  Steve Noll will be speaking about "collections" and how they reflect history. He and Bruce Mathews have just publised a book called "Kansas City: Our Collective Memories." Steve will have some copies for sale at the luncheon for $33. You can make your check payable to DGHFKC (Do Good, Have Fun, Kansas City).

This luncheon is in cooperation with the Union Cemetery Historical Society. The organizations provide deli trays, drinks, and tableware. You are invited to bring a dish to share. The program will follow the luncheon and fellowship. You can park in front of the open air pavilion and walk through to the Garden Center building. There is also some parking on Pennsylvania to the south of the building.

Wednesday, January 11 at 7pm

Village Heights Community of Christ Church
1009 Farview Drive
Independence, MO

Monthly meeting program:  To be announced

Board meeting to follow the membership meeting.

See our Calendar for more information and other Round Table and area events.

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"Civil War Monuments and Memorials in Western Missouri"

Civil War Monuments and Memorials in Western Missouri (compiled by CWRTWM)
Our second “Monuments” book is now available for purchase at a CWRTWM meeting or by mail. The book is called Civil War Monuments and Memorials in Western Missouri.  It includes sites in greater Kansas City and extends to other areas in western Missouri that could be considered no more than a daytrip from Kansas City.

The cost for this full color compilation is $20 for CWRTWM members ($25 for non-members) plus postage and handling of $2.75 if mailed.

Please make your check payable to:

P. O. Box 3019
Independence, MO 64055

What We Do

Monthly Program/Meetings - Featuring "Speaker of the Month" or "Round Table Sessions," refreshments and socializing with others of like interests. Meetings are generally held on the second Wednesday of each month.  Check the Calendar to verify the date and location and find out about the next program topic.  Visitors are always welcome!

Monthly Board Meetings - Meetings are generally held on the third Wednesday of the month.  Members can verify the date and location by logging into this site and checking the Calendar.  Non-members can send an inquiry via the Contact Us page.  Visitors are always welcome!

The Sonny Wells Little Blue Battlefield Memorial Commission - A subsidiary Commission organized for the purpose of receiving and maintaining all real estate and monies of the Little Blue Battlefield and its memorials, setting goals, raising funds and any other purposes lawfully identified, in order to preserve the Little Blue Battlefield, located at and near the Little Blue River and U.S. Highway 24 in eastern Jackson County, Missouri.

The Lewis-Gregg Cemetery Commission - A subsidiary Commission organized for the purpose of owning, operating, maintaining and funding the Lewis-Gregg Cemetery, located in eastern Jackson County, Missouri, which includes land and monies transferred from the Jackson County Historical Society in 2006, and for any other purposes lawfully identified, in order to preserve the Lewis-Gregg Cemetery.

Field Trips - Excursions to local history sites, first-hand learning, refreshments.

Annual Picnic - Complete with Civil War fare, when we dare, games, usually a cannon or two, dancing the "Virginia Reel."

Christmas Party – Prizes, Christmas feast, celebration of Christmas past, costuming.

Monthly Newsletter – "The Border Star" for our members, monthly calendar items, border warfare articles, national Civil War articles, information about our members and friends.

Who We Are

The Civil War Round Table of Western Missouri is a 501(c)(3), non-profit, tax exempt organization, dedicated to educational purposes including the promotion and understanding of all aspects and phases of the U.S. Civil War period, especially in WESTERN MISSOURI and the "BORDER WAR" conflict and to stimulate interest in and further discussion and study of the War Between the States.


Re-enactors - (Men, women, children, and families portraying Civil War era personalities - Both Union and Confederate).

Genealogists - (Family history researchers - Many related to Civil War veterans).

Historians - (Veteran and novice researchers of local and national Civil War history).

Preservationists - (Interested in battlefield, cemetery, monument, artifact, and historic site preservation).

Teachers - (Area high school and grade school teachers and other educators).

Authors - (Published writers of both local and national Civil War history).


Anyone interested in Civil War history. Meetings open to members and non-members. COME ONE, COME ALL!