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FEBRUARY 18th, 2023

$55 per person

Dinner/Dance/Unlimited Presenters’ Sessions

 Sutlers/ Federal Rebels/ 50-50 Raffle/ 73rd OVI Brass Band/Raffle Baskets
NEW!  Authentic Sanitary Commission 
Silent Auction

Upscale & Luxurious 

Sheraton Suites – 1989 Front Street Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 44221  330-929-3000

                                            CASH BAR WILL BE OPEN 5:00 pm – 12:00 am  Tickets can be purchased for wine, mixed drinks, sodas, and beer                                                 Location:  Riverfront Ballroom until 6:00 pm Dinner    Resuming at 10:00 pm during Afterglow


Hotel Information:  If you are told there are no rooms left, please call Darcy 330-550-0285 or Stacey (Sheraton) 330-929-3000  More rooms must be unblocked to accommodate our attendees at the special rate of $115 per room per night.  Thank you for your persistence. Hotel guests will receive a breakfast voucher for Sunday. 

The Committee would like to thank all of you for attending the 33rd  Anniversary of the ORMB at the Sheraton Suites, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, on February 19, 2022, and making the Ball successful and memorable.

The Ohio Regimental Military Ball Committee cordially invites you to our 34th Annual Ball to be held at the beautiful Sheraton Suites, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, on February 18, 2023. This venue has enchanted our Ball in addition to the new Presenters and Topics, Cuisine & Sutlers.  The Ball has added an authentic Sanitary Commission, as well as, a Silent Auction for 2023.  We look forward to your attendance in the celebration of the Blue & Gray!

On behalf of the Committee, the following is a common sense statement, but one that should be understood:
The ORMB cannot assume responsibility for the health of any of our attendees whether referencing Covid-19 or any other communicable disease. As is common knowledge,  vaccinated individuals can still contract Covid-19. When worn correctly, proper medical masks can be helpful to some degree to reduce the transmission of viruses and bacteria, but should not give anyone a false sense of security. 
Attendance is a completely voluntary act, and you must exercise prudence based upon your own individual health status, needs, and beliefs. 
Thank you, and we hope to see you on the 18th!



Deadline for On-Line and Mail-In Registration: February 11, 2023


Sheraton Suites Cuyahoga Falls

Ball Schedule

10:00  am – 3:30 pm

10:00 am

11:00 am

12:00 – 1:00 pm

              1:00 – 1:45 pm

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

 5:00 pm

6:15 pm

7:30 pm


Unlimited Conferences included in Ball Ticket  – WITHOUT BALL TICKET $20 pp

Meet & Greet with Lincolns  & Davises       Conference Room

Antique Show & Tell        Conference Room

Lunch available at Sheraton’s Beaus by the River or restaurants listed on link or map

Presenters Conference Rooms & Socializing & Shopping

Presenters Conference Rooms & Socializing and Shopping

Free dance lessons in Ballroom with Carol Carlton

Socializing & Shopping 

Dinner Begins

Dance Begins with the Grand March 

Afterglow begins Sheraton Lounge 11:00 – 1:

Vendors/Sutlers are  located in hallway outside of ballroom and are available throughout Saturday until 6:00 pm.  Please note we are continually updating our web site with information on Presenters, Sutlers and Seamstresses.

NEW!  Authentic Sanitary Commission by the LGAR


Silent Auction   


Hotel Rooms:  ORMB Block

Registrations closes on February 11,  2023


Dinner Menu

Dinner Entrée Options:

   Sirloin Steak (6 ounces) with roasted mushroom sauce

Cranberry Chicken Stuffed with walnuts in pan sauce and fennel slaw

          Herb Crusted Baked Cod

Asian Vegetarian Stir Fry with Fresh Selection of Vegetables & Sticky Rice

All Entrées include:

Garden Salad, Rolls, Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Chef’s Medley of Vegetables,


Cheesecake or French Silk Chocolate Pie

34th  Anniversary Cake 

Coffee and Tea Station 

Breakfast (optional)

 Sunday Grab & Go Breakfast Buffet:  

Cereal, yogurt, pastries, muffins, fruit, three (3) Hot Breakfast items, Coffee & Juice

$16.00 per person plus applicable taxes

Other restaurant options:  link:  downtowncf.com

Lunch (optional)

Link:  downtowncf.com     Map available at Sheraton Front Desk for restaurants


Sheraton Suites Cuyahoga Falls

Room Rate: $115 plus tax (15.25%)

Deadline for Special Room Rate:


Conference Presenters, Times & Topics Under “Presenters”

Unlimited Conferences offer Guests different Topic choices scheduled either morning or afternoon

Attendees with  BALL TICKETS (Dinner & Dance) FREE unlimited conferences  

Otherwise $20 per person unlimited Conference





9:00 AM – 9:45 AM

Michael Rhodes – 19th Century Photography 

10:00 – 10:45

Amelia Schmotzer – Christianization of Antebellum Southern Slaves:  Motivation & Methods

11:00 – 11:45

Diane Virostko – Civil War Songbird–What Soldiers Heard:  A Capella Songs, Hymns & Spirituals

12:00 – 12:45 LUNCH

1:00 – 1:45

Keely Hopkins –  Momento Mori & Mourning Jewelry

2:00 – 2:45

John Rys – Behave Yourself!  Etiquette of the Ballroom

3:00 – 3:45

Lynne Bury – Ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic, Inc.:  From Civil War to Heritage Societies

9:00 – 9:45

Andrew Miszak – Flags of the Civil War 

10:00 – 10:45

Duncan Virostko – The Ohio Artillery Story


11:00 – 11:45

Antique Show – Bring your favorite 1860 item to show us

12:00 – 12:45 LUNCH

1:00 – 1:45

Valerie Lynn Hamill – The Civil War Herb Lady of Ohio

2:00 – 2:45

Denise Wierzbicki 

3:00 – 3:45

Dr. Holly Ray – Interpreting CDVs:   Beyond the First Glance 


9:00 AM – 9:45 AM

John Spaziani -The Hunley & Her Crew

10:00 – 10:45

Meet & Greet with the Lincolns and Davises 


11:00 – 11:45

No presentation 

12:00 – 1:00 LUNCH

1:00 – 1:45

John Huffman – The Regimental Brass Band & The Role it Played in the Civil War

2:00 – 2:45

Ed Keyse – Commodore John C Carter                   The  2nd Battle of Lake Erie

3:00 – 3:45

Barbara Toncheff – Smuggler “Belle Montgomery”



Special Feature of the 2022 ORMB Book Signing with Emily Lapisardi Editor of "Rose Greenhow's My Imprisonment: An Annotated Edition" debuted in May 2021 as the highest ranking new release in Amazon.com's US Civil War Women's History category.

Emily Lapisardi is the editor of “Rose Greenhow’s My Imprisonment: An Annotated Edition,” which debuted as the highest-ranking new release in Amazon.com’s U. S. Civil War Women’s History category in May 2021.  She has presented first-person portrayals of historical figures in fourteen states and the District of Columbia.  Emily is currently Director of Musical Activities for the Catholic Chapel of the United States Military Academy (West Point, NY), where she directs the West Point Catholic Chapel Choir for services at the Academy and touring appearances including the nationally-televised funeral liturgies of medal of honor recipient Chaplain Emil Kapaun.  She has portrayed Civil War spy and diplomat Rose Greenhow at a range of venues including the International Spy Museum, Manassas Museum System, Manassas National Battlefield Park, the Lomas Center (Gettysburg, PA), Petersburg National Battlefield Park, book launch events with author Ann Blackman for her 2005 biography “Wild Rose: Civil War Spy,” and for numerous historical societies, reenactments, and round tables.  Recent and upcoming speaking engagements include the Dan Sickles Civil War Round Table, Cape Fear Civil War Round Table, C. S. S. Neuse Interpretive Center, Seward House Museum, the Company of Military Historians General Meeting, the 1860s Civilian Celebration (Capon Springs, WV), and the Civil War Lecture series at the Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall.  She was recently appointed to the board of the Society for Women and the Civil War and will present her portrayal of Greenhow at their 2022 conference in Harrisonburg, VA.

Union Town Thrift (Georgia Moore)

Bush Babies Farm (Annette Pascal)

The Treat Garden (Keely Hopkins)

Hopkins and Hopkins Jewelry (Keely Hopkins)

Evening in Paris (Sally Klingaman)

The Glove Goddess (Marilyn Sorvas)

Janet’s Mercantile (Janet Fortino)

United Daughters of the Confederacy 

J.W. Apothecary (Jamie Schmotzer)

Octagon House (Elizabeth Rock)

Creations by Kay (Kay Gnagy)

Amazon Dry Goods (Samantha Hinkle)

Elizabeth Ann II (Patty Roosa)

James A. Garfield Round Table

Grand Army of the Republic (Elizabeth Rock)

Emily Lapisardi, book signing

Ohio Regimental Cookbook
Committee members of The Ohio Regimental Military Ball are working on a cookbook to raise funds to support the yearly event and would like to ask for your favorite old-time recipes or remedies. 
Do you know what herbs can reduce a fever, reduce freckles, calm a migraine and reduce gas? The delectable taste of a cast iron blackberry cobbler? Cooking over a hearth and using hot coals to craft an amazing meal? We.ll have it all in the cookbook, but need your recipes to make it happen! 
Please contact Valerie Hamil at valrealtor@aol.com  or Keely Hopkins at vintagefunkyjunk@yahoo.com

Gift Basket Donations

In an effort to assist with funding our Ball this year our committee is seeking donations of gift baskets from units, groups and individual attendees for a basket raffle. We would like to have a nice representation with these baskets to publicize your participation and presence in supporting our event.  Won’t you therefore please consider bringing a basket to the Ball this year.

Thank you for your cute basket!  The ORMB Committee.

Call Ted Dudra     330-310-2784 for acknowledgement.

Keely Hopkin’s Garden Treat Crocembouche 


Gentlemen: 1860s Period Military Uniforms, 1860s Evening Formal Wear or Modern Formal Wear

Ladies: 1860s Ball Gowns or Modest, Modern Evening Formal Wear

Dressing Room for the Ladies
Please check with Darcy Miller Committee Member/Organizer
Room announced at Registration


73rd OVI Brass Band for Dancing 

Federal Rebels for Entertainment

Dance Caller: Katie Humphries
Set #1: Grand March, Waltz, Gay Gordon, Gallopade, Rustic Steel
Set #2: Waltz, The Cheat, Northumberland, Circle Mixer, Virginia Reel, Spanish Dance
Set #3: Pattycake Polka, Gothic Dance, Lancers 1, Soldiers Joy, Last Waltz

Free Dance Lessons at 3:30 - 4:30

3:30 – 4:30 Free Group Waltz Dance Lessons in the Ballroom

A partner is not necessary

Masks required

                                    If you need independent help with dance lessons, please  Email Carol: carltonmt@hotmail.com   


Photography Sitting

Michael Rhodes Photographer will be available throughout the day.  

Appointment preferred


9 AM – 5 PM


Message or call/text to 440-666-8588 or email info@michaelrhodesphotography.com to reserve your spot! 

Walk-ins taken based on availability 

Octagon Ladies Repository

Please call The Octagon Ladies Repository 330-855-4251 for Appointments

Ball Gown Seamstresses

Elizabeth Rock

Octagon Ladies Repository

Sara Crow

CivilWarLady.net by Joy Melcher

Patty Roosa – Elizabeth II

Sara McKee – Handstitch buttonholes, men’s clothing, basic ladies’ underpinnings

Lisa Maxwell – You’re Never Out of Style Victorian Bustle Dresses, Edwardian, and Civil War








Dance Mixer

If you would like us to locate Dance Partners, please indicate if you wish a Male Partner or a Female Partner on the Registrations Form!                         Otherwise leave blank


Cash Bar in Sheraton Lounge 

No outside food or alcohol permitted at our Event per State Law  :Breakout Presenter Rooms, Ballrooms and at the Afterglow (Snacks available)




$55 Per Person




Price Includes Dinner, Dance, Dessert & Unlimited Presenters

Unlimited Conferences offer Guests different choices scheduled either morning or afternoon 

at different times compared to years past


If you have any questions, just contact us!

Ted E. Dudra  330-896-9063


Darcy Miller 330-550-0285