About the COCWRT

    The Central Ohio Civil War Round Table was established in 1989. Their have been continuous monthly meetings since then. The roundtable studies all aspects of the civil war era with emphasis upon the military events and personalities that were prominent during that time. All persons with a similar interest are invited to attend our meetings and hopefully join us as a member of the roundtable, membership is not required to attend a meeting. Meetings generally last about an hour and a half with the bulk of the time being consumed by our guest speaker and then a question and answer period that follows. Dress is casual and the atmosphere is welcoming and friendly to all. Ages range from young teenagers to quite a bit older than that. All levels of knowledge are represented within our group, we have published authors, Civil War Preservation Trust Color bearers and board members, prominent book collectors and of course quite a few folks who know a lot about the war and many who don’t know that much. All gather once a month in the common pursuit of a greater understanding of this important era in our history. Below you’ll find everything that you need to know about the roundtable.

Meeting Date and Time:  Second Wednesday of every month except December.  Meetings start at 7:00pm

Location:  Otterbein University, Towers Hall, Room 318. Westerville Ohio 43081

Maps and Directions


Towers Hall  is located at College and Grove St. in Westerville Ohio It is building number 48 on the Otterbein University map. 

Towers Hall, National Historic Landmark

From the NORTH, take I-71 south to Gemini Place. After the exit, turn left on Gemini Place, follow the road as it turns to the right. Turn left on Polaris Parkway toward Cleveland Avenue (2 miles). Turn right on Africa Road, which becomes West St. Travel approximately 1.5 miles on Africa Rd./West St. Turn left on Main Street, travel .2 miles.

From the SOUTH on I-71, Route 315, or Route 23, take I-270 East (Wheeling) on the North side of Columbus. Follow I-270 to OH-3 north (exit 29) toward Westerville. Travel 2 miles and turn left on West Main street Travel .2 miles.

From the EAST or WEST on I-70, take I-270 North toward Cleveland. Travel 8 miles on I-270 and exit on OH-3 north (exit 29) toward Westerville. Travel 2 miles and turn left on West Main Street Travel .2 miles

Parking is permitted in any of the nearby lots

Otterbein University Campus Map

Area Map



Severe Weather Policy:  Meetings will be held as scheduled and on time unless Franklin County is in a level 3 snow emergency or if the scheduled speaker is unable to make the meeting. Members will be notified via this web site and email concerning any change in meeting status, if in doubt call any roundtable officer.

Membership:  Roundtable membership is for 1 year and dues are collected in April. Guests are always welcome and there is no fee to attend a meeting as a guest.

Membership Levels

  • Single       $25.00 
  • Family      $35.00
  • Student    $15.00                                                                                                          

Payment can be made in person at a meeting or they can be mailed to our Post Office Box. The address is:

The Central Ohio Civil War Roundtable
PO Box 471, Lewis Center, Ohio

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