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Antietam Early Banjo Gathering Concert

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            June 21, 2014; 5:15 PM As part of the museum’s annual Early American Banjo Gathering, the Pry House will be hosting a public concert of authentic early American banjo music in the Pry Barn. Participants of the conference will perform various popular and entertaining numbers featuring the early banjo, once America’s most popular instrument. Seating is limited, we ask guest to consider bring their own chairs. The cost of this event is $5 per adult and $3 per child. For More information, contact Kyle Wichtendahl at kyle.wichtendahl@civilwarmed.org or 301-695-1864 ex. 1013.

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Celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Monocacy

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NMCWM Historic Happy Hours at Monocacy Crossing   Monocacy Crossing 4424A Urbana Pike Frederick, MD 21704   July 5-9, 2014   The National Museum of Civil War Medicine (NMCWM) will host Historic Happy Hours at Monocacy Crossing July 5-9 to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Monocacy. Visitors will have a chance to mingle with Museum staff while sharing historic stories about the Battle and Confederate  Gen. Jubal Early’s ransom of Frederick.  Enjoy Civil War-inspired libations, specially-priced select dishes, draft beers, domestic bottles and sparkling wine. Happy Hours vary depending on the day and are scheduled as follows:…

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June 7th – Civil War Talk – Soldiers and their Quilts

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  June 7, 2014; 2:00 PM   Textile historian Mavis Slawson will discuss how quilts were important to Civil War soldiers in many ways, used for camping in the field, as saddle blankets, tablecloths, and myriad other purposes.  At the time of the Civil War, “quilt” was used as a term for almost any bed covering, but making true quilts involved much time and work.  In the first year of the Civil War, more than one million men answered the call to arms. Sewing women also responded to this call.  Mrs. Slawson will discuss what happened to their quilts and…

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Discover Clara Barton

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Help the world Discover Clara Barton. She was a one woman rolling thunder.
Be one of the first to see where she lived and worked during the Civil War.
DC’s newest museum now open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday!

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Register Now! 2014 Antietam Early Banjo Gathering

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  2014 Antietam Early Banjo Gathering (AEBG-VII) At the National Museum of Civil War Medicine’s Pry House Field Hospital Museum On Antietam National Battlefield   In Partnership with The Baltimore Museum of Industry   June 20-22, 2014   The National Museum of Civil War Medicine is proud to present the Seventh Antietam Early Banjo Gathering (AEBG-VII), the premier event for enthusiasts and scholars of the 19th-century banjo music and culture. The conference raises awareness of the early banjo’s significance in the development of American popular culture and underscores music’s importance in the lives of Civil War Americans. The event is…

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Pry House Garden – Dig It!

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Join the Pry House staff and volunteers as we plant new additions to the medicinal and kitchen garden Saturday, May 10th . Grab your gloves and stop by and learn more about the different plants and how they were used during the Civil War.

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Historic Wet-Plate Photography at CBMSO

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Mr. John Milleker will be in the historic space of the Missing Soldiers Office from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM demonstrating and using the same photographic processes that photographers utilized during the Civil War. Say Cheese and get your image made!! Proceeds benefit the museum.

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