Wayne County Civil War Roundtable Program

Wayne County Civil War Roundtable Program, free and open to the public in the Wooster Branch of the Wayne County Public Libraries, Oct. 15, 2019, 6:30 p.m. – continuing with quality programs!  Thank you to the CWRT Members, the Wayne County Libraries, R.W. Gasbarre & Assoc. Surveyors, Ed & Penny Gasbarre, and John Spaziani for being sponsors of the WC CWRT!!

     Steve & Lisa Ball will be doing their program on “The Women of the Civil War”! This presentation is completely built on songs that were written about, or by, women during this period of history. Several of these tunes would become songs that would leave a permanent mark on American music, and change history in the process. The stories and background of these songs illustrate the rise and power of female artists during this period of American History.

     Steve Ball is a musician from Columbus Ohio specializing in the music of the American Civil War, and the music and life of Stephen Foster. Steve has studied the American Civil War since his teens, and has devoted the past twenty years to studying the music of this era in American history. Steve has done programs for the Ohio Statehouse, the National Civil War Museum, the American Civil War Museum of Ohio, and countless historical societies, genealogical societies, libraries, museums, Civil War Round Tables and other historical venues such as re-enactments or living history programs. He has released two CD’s of the music of the Civil War and is currently working on a CD of Stephen Foster tunes. Steve has been an instructor for Life Long Learning through Central Ohio Technical College. He also provides the music for the annual Springfield Ohio Civil War Symposium, and is the narrator for the 73rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry Civil War Brass Band. He is a member of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, and a member of the Civil War Preservation Trust. He has participated in the annual Windham New York Civil War Music Gathering, and the Gettysburg Music Muster at the Gettysburg Military Park visitor center.

    Steve has performed at all seven of the Annual Wayne County Civil War History Days in May at the Wooster Branch of the Wayne County Libraries!   Lisa and Steve were married about five years ago and she is an excellent accompanist with singing and playing the string bass.  She has performed in the last five CW History Days.


Oct 15 2019


6:30 pm
April 18, 2024, 7:45 pm