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Historic Happy Hour

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We would like to invite you to celebrate the grand opening of our newest exhibit When the War is Over… The Mental and Physical Legacy of the War at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine on August 28th from 4 to 6 p.m. Enjoy the newest release in the Civil War Beer Series, Bad Old Man Ransom Ale, along with refreshments provided by Wegmans in the Delaplaine-Randall Conference Room.    Our new exhibit shares the story of a soldier’s life in the aftermath of war. A Civil War veteran experienced mental and physical trials while returning to civilian life; an obstacle CURRENTLY…

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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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Frederick Patients after the Battle of Antietam

Search through our list below of patients that were treated in Frederick after the Battle of Antietam.



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