Corporate Mailing Address
P.O. Box 266
Santa Clara, Ca 95052
THE NCWA'S PURPOSE
The NCWA's mission is to educate the public in Northern and Central California about the people and events of the Civil War. We present living history for the public in many forms, including military and civilian encampments, battles, and lectures.
The National Civil War Association (NCWA) is a Northern California corporation dedicated to the education of the public about the people and events of the Civil War. The organization presents its living history for the public, primarily in Northern and Central California, in many forms; including military and civilian encampments, battle reenactments, lectures and demonstrations, and school programs upon request.
The American Civil War lasted just over 4 years and claimed over 650,000 American lives; more than all other American wars combined. Our organization strives to keep the spirit of those Americans alive by our love and "reliving" of history. The nearly 500 current members of the NCWA all share an intense love of history and the need to share that with others. When you become a member, you will be joining a group of like minded individuals who have a passion for history and the Civil War. Prospective members should also have a willingness to volunteer. All period clothing, equipment and weapons are individually owned. All members, board members and directors serve completely voluntarily. There are no paid administrators or contractors. Needed services are almost entirely drawn from within the membership and their various talents.
The National Civil War Association, Inc. is an educational association entitled to exemption from federal income tax under the provision of section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code and exemption from excise taxes under Chapter 42. Members and outside donors may deduct contributions to the NCWA as provided in section 170 of the Code. Bequests, legacies, devises, transfers, or gifts to the NCWA for its use, are deductible for federal estate and gift tax purposes if they meet the applicable provisions of sections 2055, 2106, and 2522 of the Code.