Summer Lecture Series: The Battle of West Frederick @ National Museum of Civil War Medicine
Jul 3 @ 11:30 pm – 12:30 am
Join us every Thursday evening in July at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine for presentations on a variety of Civil War topics. Local Author Joseph Collins will talk on the Battle of West Frederick, about which he has published a book by the same title. The Battle of West Frederick occurred on July 7, 1864. It was a precursor to the Battle of Monocacy, which occurred two days later to the east of town. As the advance elements of General Jubal Early’s Confederate Army descended Braddock Heights toward Frederick, they were intercepted by a mixed force of...

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Jul 5 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Dr. John M. Rathgeb, MD will explore real cases from Union and Confederate Soldiers wounded during the Battle of Monocacy. The presentation will examine their injuries, course of treatment, and outcome and compare them with modern orthopedic practices. In commemoration of the 150th Battle of Monocacy, this program will be held at the Monocacy National Battlefield’s Gambrill Mill and will be a free lecture.
NMCWM Historic Happy Hours @ Monocacy Crossing
Jul 5 @ 7:00 pm – Jul 5 @ 9:00 pm
Celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Monocacy 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: July 5 & 6 from 3 to 5 p.m. July...

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Jul 6 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Dr. John M. Rathgeb, MD will explore real cases from Union and Confederate Soldiers wounded during the Battle of Monocacy. The presentation will examine their injuries, course of treatment, and outcome and compare them with modern orthopedic practices. In commemoration of the 150th Battle of Monocacy, this program will be held at the Monocacy National Battlefield’s Gambrill Mill and will be a free lecture.
NMCWM Historic Happy Hours @ Monocacy Crossing
Jul 6 @ 7:00 pm – Jul 6 @ 9:00 pm
Celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Monocacy 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: July 5 & 6 from 3 to 5 p.m. July...

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NMCWM Historic Happy Hours @ Monocacy Crossing
Jul 8 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Monocacy 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: July 5 & 6 from 3 to 5 p.m. July 7...

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Journey Through Hallowed Ground Certified Tourism Ambassador Training @ The National Museum of Civil War Medicine- Delaplaine Randall Conference Room
Jul 9 @ 5:00 pm – Jul 9 @ 9:00 pm
Journey Through Hallowed Ground  Certified Tourism Ambassador Training @ The National Museum of Civil War Medicine- Delaplaine Randall Conference Room
Journey Through Hallowed Ground Certified Tourism Ambassador Training July 9, 2014 1:00 pm- 5:00 pm $49 Registration fee includes pre read materials Sign up today at http://www.ctanetwork.com/sign-up-for-a-class/. The Certified Tourism Ambassador (CTA) Program is a groundbreaking, nationwide certification program that serves to increase tourism by training and inspiring front-line hospitality employees and volunteers to work together to turn every visitor encounter into a positive experience. The Journey Through Hallowed Ground (JTHG) CTA Program goes well beyond basic customer service training; it: Gives you the opportunity to build upon your knowledge of your community and the entire JTHG National Heritage Area;...

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NMCWM Historic Happy Hours @ Monocacy Crossing
Jul 9 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Monocacy 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: July 5 & 6 from 3 to 5 p.m. July 7...

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Summer Lecture Series: James Edward Hanger @ National Museum of Civil War Medicine
Jul 10 @ 11:30 pm – 12:30 am
Join us every Thursday evening in July at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine for presentations on a variety of Civil War topics. Local Author Bob O’Connor will talk on the subject of his latest book, James Edward Hanger. A Confederate veteran, Hanger was the first documented amputee of the Civil War. He would go on to form the J. E. Hanger Company, still one of the world’s leading manufacturers of prosthetic limbs. Admission is free. The Summer Evening Lecture Series are free and open to the public.
Pints & the Past: the Last Confederate Invasion @ Museum of Frederick County History
Jul 11 @ 11:00 pm – 1:00 am
Raise a pint to Frederick at our summer Pints & the Past! On Friday, July 11, at 7:00 pm, the latest in our popular series will feature the National Museum of Civil War Medicine’s new “Bad Old Man Ransom Ale” and a discussion on the Confederacy’s third and final invasion of the North in the summer of 1864 and its impact on the citizens of Frederick County, led by NMCWM Programming Coordinator and Historian, Kyle Wichtendahl. This program will be held in the garden at the Historical Society of Frederick County’s headquarters at 24 East Church Street in Frederick. It...

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Summer Lecture Series: The Monocacy Campaign @ National Museum of Civil War Medicine
Jul 17 @ 11:30 pm – 12:30 am
Join us every Thursday evening in July at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine for presentations on a variety of Civil War topics. Tracy Evans, an Interpretive Ranger from Monocacy National Battlefield, will present on a topic of the Monocacy Campaign of 1864. The Summer Evening Lecture Series are free and open to the public.
Children’s Experience Weekend @ Pry House Field Hospital Museum
Jul 19 @ 3:00 pm – Jul 20 @ 9:00 pm
Children's Experience Weekend @ Pry House Field Hospital Museum
This weekend long event filled with Civil War era toys and games for children of all ages is sure to be a great experience for the entire family. Children and parents alike can practice their penmanship and make take home crafts, such as rag-dolls and clay marbles. Children’s activities will begin at 11:00am and end at 5:00pm daily. This is a rain or shine event.
Summer Lecture Series: Female Doctors in the Civil War @ National Museum of Civil War Medicine
Jul 24 @ 11:30 pm – 12:30 am
Join us every Thursday evening in July at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine for presentations on a variety of Civil War topics. Dr. Bob Slawson will talk about the remarkable service of a handful of skilled and dedicated women who served as medical doctors on both sides of the American Civil War, including the first and only woman to be awarded the Medal of Honor, Dr. Mary Walker. The Summer Evening Lecture Series are free and open to the public.
Jul 31 @ 11:30 pm – 12:30 am
Join us every Thursday evening in July at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine for presentations on a variety of Civil War topics. Dr. Gordon Dammann will relate how an obscure Army doctor, Jonathan Letterman, dramatically transformed the process of evacuating and treating combat casualties, forming the foundation of the modern emergency medical system. The Summer Evening Lecture Series are free and open to the public.
Signal Corps Weekend @ Pry House Field Hospital Museum
Aug 2 – Aug 4 all-day
Signal Corps Weekend @ Pry House Field Hospital Museum
Living History and Modern Military Encampment   Living historians portraying members of the Union Army’s Signal Corps will be encamped at the Pry House throughout the weekend. During the Battle of Antietam, the Pry Farm served as an important signal station for Gen. McClellan as he coordinated the army’s movements. Periodic demonstrations each day will showcase the equipment and operations of the Signal Corps during the Civil War. Interpreters will present the evolution of the U. S. Signal Corps, which began just before the Civil War and continues to play a vital role in the modern military. Visitors can try...

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Civil War Talk – Naval Medicine in the Civil War @ National Museum of Civil War Medicine
Aug 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Civil War Talk - Naval Medicine in the Civil War @ National Museum of Civil War Medicine
Mr. Don Fischer will give a presentation on naval medicine and surgeons during the Civil War. Naval operations during the Civil War are generally overshadowed by the campaigns of armies on land, but maritime activities were no less important to the strategies and outcome of the war. Likewise, naval surgeons are often overlooked for their counterparts with Civil War armies, but Mr. Fischer will give an account of the service of shipboard doctors working for the health and welfare of fighting men at sea. Mr. Fischer will be dressed as U.S. Naval surgeon and have on hand a variety of...

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Historic Happy Hour @ National Museum of Civil War Medicine
Aug 28 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
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. 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 faced by thousands of men...

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152nd Anniversary of the Battle of Antietam @ Pry House Field Hospital Museum
Sep 13 – Sep 15 all-day
The Pry House will host a Civil War medical living history program to commemorate the site’s role as a medical center during the Battle of Antietam. Members of the Blue and Gray Hospital Association will re-create a surgical hospital in the Pry Farm’s original threshing barn, which served as a Civil War field hospital. Surgeons, stewards, and nurses will give hands-on, interactive demonstrations of a variety of medical practices, including triage, battlefield surgery, and the making of medicines. Displays will showcase a variety of tools and equipment used by medical officers at the Battle of Antietam and throughout the Civil...

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Frederick County Civil War Roundtable Meeting @ National Museum of Civil War Medicine
Sep 18 @ 11:30 pm – 12:30 am
Join members of the Frederick County Civil War Roundtable for an evening lecture. The meetings are free and open to the public, they occur on the third Thursday of the month. For more information contact Jack Sheriff at jbsheriff1@comcast.net or visit http://frederickcountycivilwarrt.org/index.html.
Oct 2 – Oct 6 all-day
22nd Annual Conference on Civil War Medicine @ Kennesaw State University
22nd Annual Conference on Civil War Medicine Atlanta, GA Double Tree by Hilton, Atlanta-Marietta 2055 S Park Pl, Atlanta, GA 30339, TEL: 770-272-9441 The National Museum of Civil War Medicine has assembled an impressive panel of prominent historians, authors and medical professionals to speak on a wide variety of topics at this year’s Conference. Come learn something new at the Twenty-Second Annual Conference on Civil War Medicine, Friday-Sunday, Oct. 3-5, 2014, at the DoubleTree by Hilton, Atlanta–Marietta, Georgia. Highlights of the conference include seven unique lectures on Friday and Sunday, and a Saturday bus tour of the hospital sites in...

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Frederick County Civil War Roundtable Meeting @ Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center
Oct 16 @ 11:30 pm – 12:30 am
Join members of the Frederick County Civil War Roundtable and the Historical Society of Frederick County for an evening lecture by Craig L. Symonds, Professor Emeritus at the US Naval Academy and renowned naval historian, at the Delaplaine Visual Arts Center. Please note: This meeting will NOT be held at the National Museum of Civil War Meeting.   FCCWRT meetings are free and open to the public. They occur on the third Thursday of the month at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine. For more information contact Jack Sheriff at jbsheriff1@comcast.net or visit http://frederickcountycivilwarrt.org/index.html.
7th Annual Major Jonathan Letterman Medical Excellence Award Dinner @ Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
Oct 23 @ 10:00 pm – 1:00 am
7th Annual Major Jonathan Letterman Medical Excellence Award Dinner @ Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
The Letterman Award was established to celebrate MAJ Jonathan Letterman’s work as Medical Director of the Army of the Potomac. In honor of his visionary work, the National Museum of Civil War Medicine has established the annual Letterman Award to recognize an individual or entity that has made an outstanding contribution to improving medical processes and patient outcomes. This is a ticketed event that requires pre-registration.For more information, please contact April Dietrich at letterman@civilwarmed.org or call 301-695-1864, ext. 1009
Dutch Oven Cooking Class @ Pry House Field Hospital Museum
Oct 25 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Dutch Oven Cooking Class @ Pry House Field Hospital Museum
The Pry House Field Hospital Museum will host a class taught by expert dutch oven cooks, Meredith Poffenberger, Jackie Greer, and Robert Stransky. Visitors will see first-hand the technique of cooking with dutch ovens, which were an integral part of both home and camp cooking during the Civil War Era. Visitors can observe the unique style of cooking with these traditional vessels, as well as their impressive versatility for preparing a wide range of food. Participants will then have the chance to taste the delicious cast-iron creations! Class Sessions will be at 10:00 AM and repeat at 2:00 PM. Each...

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A Night at the Museum: Behind the Screams Tour! @ National Museum of Civil War Medicine
Oct 31 @ 9:00 pm – 12:00 am
A Night at the Museum: Behind the Screams Tour! @ National Museum of Civil War Medicine
  On Halloween Night, the NMCWM offers a special spooky night at the museum! Visitors will follow the lantern of their guide through the darkened galleries of the most haunted building in Frederick and hear first-hand ghostly encounters from the staff. The tour will illuminate the ghoulish side of the Civil War in a space that was used for over 100 years to embalm the dead of Frederick. The program will include scary stories that were told by soldiers during the Civil War. Interpreters along the way will recount the horrors of America’s deadliest war, from wounded men...

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Frederick County Civil War Roundtable Meeting @ National Museum of Civil War Medicine
Nov 21 @ 12:30 am – 1:30 am
Join members of the Frederick County Civil War Roundtable for an evening lecture. The meetings are free and open to the public, they occur on the third Thursday of the month. For more information contact Jack Sheriff at jbsheriff1@comcast.net or visit http://frederickcountycivilwarrt.org/index.html.
Nov 27 – Nov 28 all-day
Museums Closed: Thanksgiving
The National Museum of Civil War Medicine & its affiliate sites will be closed today, Thursday, November 27th, 2014 in observation on Thanksgiving. The Museum will be open on Friday, November 28th, 2014 at 10:00am.
A Pry House Christmas @ Pry House Field Hospital Museum
Dec 7 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
A Pry House Christmas  @ Pry House Field Hospital Museum
Come to the Pry House and see what the holiday traditions where during the time of the American Civil War. Have some cookies, play games, drink hot drinks, see and make decorations, and sit and have a chat with our very own Civil War Santa.
Museums by Candlelight @ National Museum of Civil War Medicine
Dec 13 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Museums by Candlelight @ National Museum of Civil War Medicine
  The NMCWM is one of a dozen historical and cultural venues participating in this holiday celebration. The Museum has extended hours and is open to the public for free. Living historians will be on-site portraying surgeons of the Union and Confederate Armies, talking about their life-saving work in the Civil War. Docents will be on hand to talk with visitors throughout the galleries and live musicians will be playing period Christmas and other Civil War Era tunes, Children can make 19th century crafts to take home and we may even have a visit from our Civil War Santa Claus!
Antietam National Battlefield Illumination @ Pry House Field Hospital Museum
Dec 13 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Antietam National Battlefield Illumination  @ Pry House Field Hospital Museum
Before experiencing Antietam Battlefield’s annual Grand Illumination; visit the exhibits at Pry House and Thrashing Barn. Walk the same halls as General McClellan and President Lincoln. Experience the aftermath of the Battle of Antietam through the eyes of Civil War era living historians.Illumination gates open at 6pm at the entrance on Route 34. Pry Field Hospital closes for the season, today.
Frederick County Civil War Roundtable Meeting @ The National Museum of Civil War Medicine
Dec 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join members of the Frederick County Civil War Roundtable for their Annual Christmas Party, refreshments will be served, please bring a snack or dessert to share. The meetings are free and open to the public, they occur on the third Thursday of the month. For more information contact Jack Sheriff at jbsheriff1@comcast.net