Patrick Falci Joins the WNCCWRT for its first meeting
|The Mountain Heritage Center|
|WCU campus, Cullowhee, NC|
|Aug 11, 2014|
August brings us the beginning of the new Western North Carolina Civil War Round Table year. For the first program of an exciting new season the Round Table presents actor and historian, Patrick Falci. His topic will be the making of the movie"Gettysburg" and a look at "Lee's Forgotten General A. P. Hill". Join us at 7:00 pm at the Mountain Heritage Center on the campus of WCU in Cullowhee. As usual you can meet with Round Table members and the speaker at 5:00 pm at Bogart's in Sylva for dinner. At 6:30 pm there will be a social at the Mountain Heritage Center, followed by Pat Falci's presentation in the auditorium.
Pat portrays General Ambrose Powell Hill in the movie "Gettysburg". He was the historical advisor to director/screen writer Ron Maxwell for this movie and for "Gods and Generals". Pat provided the casting director and actors with research for both films and has even scouted out locations in Maryland. He even took Maxwell on a Stonewall Jackson tour of Civil War battlefields and historical sites.
Patrick has spoken to countless Civil War Round Tables throughout the country and has consistently wowed them. He is the recipient of the CWRT/NY Distinguished Service Award, the Fort A. P. Hill Commander's Award for Excellence and many other awards.
For many years Patrick has been the face of General A. P. Hill. For years prior to that, he was a Civil War re-enactor with the 14th Tennessee Archer's Brigade, Hill's Light Division and has been immersed in the history of the Civil War even longer. In addition, Pat has traveled around the country giving presentations to Round Tables, Historical Organizations and school children on various Civil War topics. His school program is called "The Life and Times of the Civil War Soldier". Patrick travels to Petersburg, VA each year on the anniversary of A. P. Hill's death (April 2) to give a speech and lay a wreath at the site of Hill's death.
Come and join the Western North Carolina Civil War Round Table to welcome back Patrick Falci as we open our exciting 2014 - 2015 series. Meet at Bogart's in Sylva for dinner with the speaker and our members. Then move to the Mountain Heritage Center on WCU's campus in Cullowhee for the social at 6:30 pm, Falci's talk on the making of the movie "Gettysburg" and a look at "Lee's Forgotten General, A. P. Hill will follow at 7:00 pm in the auditorium. See you there.
For more info call Paul Turner at 828-648-1211