Lunch with JJ Jennings of Civil War Roundtable
New York State History Month was established by an act of the Legislature in 1997. But for many years, people lamented the lack of programming to mark History Month. In 2014, the University Club hosted a series of events celebrating the history of New York State, and continues the tradition in 2015.
The University Club will continue its celebration of New York State History Month with a luncheon with JJ Jennings, past president of the Capital District Civil War Roundtable, who will discuss New York’s contributions to the Civil War on the 152nd anniversary of the delivery of the Gettysburg Address. The event will be held on Thursday, November 19, at the National Register-listed University Club of Albany, 141 Washington Avenue.
The luncheon is one of a series of events comprising a Celebration of New York State History Month in November, 2015. Presented by the University Club of Albany Foundation, a 501c3 corporation, the events will be open to the public. New York State History Month at the University Club is sponsored by AT&T, which has long supported the Foundation’s educational programming, with additional support from the William J. Pomeroy Foundation of Syracuse.
JJ Jennings is a Marine Corps Veteran of Vietnam, a retired Federal Employee and a passionate student of the American Civil War. He graduated from the State University of New York at Fredonia with a Bachelors Degree in History and a Concentration in American Studies. He has been a long-time member of the Capital District Civil War Roundtable. He is a Color Bearer and member of the Civil War Trust, member of the Friends of Gettysburg and Friends of Vicksburg as well as The Battle of Franklin Trust.
The cost for the luncheon is $25 and reservations are required. The University Club will serve a hot and cold buffet from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m., with the program commencing at 12:30. Reservations for the November 19 luncheon are required by Tuesday, November 17 and may be made by calling the Club at 518-463-1151; by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org; or online with a credit card or PayPal.
Guests are encouraged to share the warmth of the season with our neighbors in need by making a contribution to the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York. The University Club will have a large collection box on display in the lobby, and will accept donations of non-perishable food items and checks made payable to “Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York” throughout the month of November. For every $1 donated, the Regional Food Bank can distribute $10 worth of food.
New York State History Month programming is presented by the University Club of Albany Foundation, a 501c3 corporation. The Foundation was formed in 2009 to recognize and maintain the unique historic and architectural significance of the National Register-listed University Club building, its historic neighborhood and the city of Albany, where it has been located since its inception in 1901.
For more information about the University Club’s celebration of New York State History Month, including program updates, please visit www.universityclubalbany.com .