COUNCIL ON AMERICA’S MILITARY PAST
55th ANNUAL MILITARY HISTORY CONFERENCE
Galveston, TX
April 27-30, 2022

SCHEDULE
(as of January 31, 2022)
Wednesday, April 27, 2022
3:00-5:00pm
Hotel Meeting Room
Board of Directors’ meeting
Conference attendees are welcome to attend; summary will be presented during Saturday’s
Annual Meeting.

5:30-7:00pm
Hotel Lobby and Hotel Meeting Room
Registration and Welcome Reception

Thursday, April 28, 2022
8:45am
Depart hotel

9:00-10:00am
Galveston Naval Museum
This is our chance to experience the actual living space onboard a WWII sub and a destroyer.
Both the destroyer escort USS Stewart and submarine USS Cavalla played pivotal roles in the
Pacific Theater.

10:15am-12:30pm
Papers and Lunch
Galveston VFW Hall

12:30-2:30pm
Walking Tour with Ed Cotham
Two-hour walking tour of Confederate sites along the Strand. Ed is a prize-winning author of
many books and articles on Civil War history, emphasizing the battles and skirmishes in Texas. He
is also very interested in nautical history and has served as project historian for several important
Civil War shipwreck projects.

2:30-3:00pm
Drive to ferry; ferry to Bolivar

3:00-4:30pm
Tour Fort Travis with Judith Rinks and Ralph Stenzel
Fort Travis was the first fort established by the Republic of Texas (1836) to protect the
Galveston harbor entrance. Judith and Ralph will give us a tour of the batteries at Fort Travis,
and a tour of Battery Kimble and Battery 236.
Return to hotel by 5:30pm
Dinner on your own

Friday, April 29, 2022
9:00am
Depart hotel

10am-12:30pm (includes lunch)
Lone Star Flight Museum
Docent-led tour of the Lone Star Flight Museum, one of the top flying museums in the U.S. The
museum displays over 40 significant aircraft and over 1500 artifacts that demonstrate the
quantum leap in technology – from gliders to space – over the past century. (Check out the
museum’s website if you are interested in purchasing a personal vintage aircraft ride.)

1:00-3:00pm
San Jacinto Museum of History
Docent-led tour of San Jacinto Battleground. On the site is Battleship Texas which is under
renovation and can only be seen from the outside. Then self-guided tour of the museum.

4:00-5:00pm
Camp Wallace
Docent-led tour of Camp Wallace, a World War II Camp established in 1941 near Hitchcock. It is
named after Colonel Elmer J. Wallace of the 59th Coast Artillery who was fatally wounded in
the Meuse-Argonne offensive of 1918. It became a U.S. Navy facility in 1944 and was closed and
declared surplus in 1946.
Return to hotel by 5:30pm
Dinner on your own

Saturday, April 30, 2022
9:45am
Depart hotel

10:00am-12:45pm (includes lunch)
The Bryan Museum
Located in the historic Galveston Orphans Home, The Bryan Museum is a world-class museum
featuring “all things western.”

1:00-5:00pm
Galveston Historic Seaport Museum
Self-guided
1877 Tall Ship ELISSA
Docent-led tour of one of only three remaining seaworthy square-sail tall ships in existence.
Historic Harbor Tour on the Seagull II
Narrated trip through the harbor

5:30pm
Return to hotel

6:00pm-8:30pm
Galveston VFW Hall
Annual Meeting and Dinner

Paying via Check or Money Order: Download and fill out the CAMP 2022 Conference Registration form

Mail the form with your payment to CAMP Conference c/o Bridget Hart 31 Holland Court Saint Helena Island, SC 29920

Council on America’s Military Past-USA, Inc.
502 N. Norwood Street
Arlington, VA 22203-2217