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  1. Mar
    1
    Saturday: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    Speakers Tracey McIntire and Dr. Audrey Scanlan-Teller will share the stories of over four hundred women who disguised themselves as men to serve heroically in Union and Confederate armies during the Civil War. Both presenters will be dressed in period clothing as Civil War female soldiers. Civil War Talks are free and open to the public.

     

  2. Mar
    8
    Saturday: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

    Living Historians Workshop 1

    The NMCWM will host its Third Annual Civil War Medicine Living Historians Workshop on Saturday, March 8, 2014. The workshop is an all-day symposium on the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to provide quality living history programs to the public, specifically focused on medicine during the Civil War. The event is a resource for experienced reenactors as well as those who are interested in joining the community of education through living history.

     This year’s workshop will take a particular focus on portraying and interpreting support groups that ministered the needs of soldiers, both temporal and spiritual, including military chaplains and the United States Christian Commission. While not directly medical, the work of these groups was so deeply interwoven with that of surgeons and nurses that the full story of Civil War medicine cannot be told without them.

    Click Here Register NowThe workshop will also cover the portrayal of military surgeons and personnel, including specialty impressions and creating special programs for public events.

    Sessions will be hosted by members of the Blue and Gray Hospital Association, as well as other veteran living historians and interpreters. Registration for the workshop is $60 for non-members of the Museum and $50 for members and active volunteers. The fee includes morning refreshments and lunch in the afternoon. For more information, contact Kyle Wichtendahl at pryprograms@civilwarmed.org or 301-695-1864, ext. 1013.

     

  3. Mar
    18
    Tuesday: 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

    Journey Through Hallowed Ground
    Certified Tourism Ambassador Training
    March 18, 2014
    8:30am – 12:30pm
    $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;
    • Enhances your skills in serving customers;
    • Increases your awareness of information resources; and
    • Provides you with freebies & discounts to attractions, hotels & restaurants in the JTHG National Heritage Area

    For more information, contact Alyssa Poulin at  540.882.4929.  

  4. Mar
    20
    Thursday: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
    The March meeting of the Frederick County Civil War Roundtable will NOT be taking place at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine. Instead, it will take place at Trunk Hall of the Evangelical Lutheran Church at 35 E. Church Street, Frederick, MD. This special program, entitled, “Monocacy: The Battle that Saved Washington: Life at Home, on the Battlefield, and Beyond,” will feature speakers from Monocacy National Battlefield and the Historical Society of Frederick County. The program begins at 7:00 PM and admission is free.
    The Frederick County Civil War Roundtable meets at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in the Delaplaine-Randall Conference Room. 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.
  5. Apr
    5
    Saturday: Apr 5 (all day)
    Ring in the New Museum Season on Bell & History Day!
    The National Museum of Civil War Medicine is one of a dozen participants in this Frederick County Historic Consortium event dedicated to inspiring visitors by the vision, hard work, and dedication of the founders of Frederick and their descendants who built the community we cherish today. Members of the Blue & Gray Hospital Association will display and interpret his expansive collection of Civil War-era medical accouterments, both original and reproduction. For a complete listing of participating sites please visit http://www.visitfrederick.org/.
  6. Apr
    17
    Thursday: 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
    Join members of the Frederick County Civil War Roundtable for an evening lecture. Dr. Mark Bradley of the U.S. Army Center for History, will present on the “Battle of Bentonville, Johnston vs. Sherman.” 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.
  7. Apr
    20
    Sunday: Apr 20 (all day)
    The National Museum of Civil War Medicine and its affiliate site will be closed to observe Easter Sunday. The Museum will reopen on Monday, April 21 at 10:00am. 
  8. Apr
    26
    Saturday: 9:45 am – 3:00 pm

    The Pry House Field Hospital Museum will host its first Civil War Scholars Saturday on April 26, 2014. The event is a one-day symposium with leading experts in American Civil War history. International scholars from diverse backgrounds will each give an individual presentation followed by an open and engaging discussion with the audience.

    Appropriate to the Pry House’s location, this first program will focus on the Battle of Antietam, specifically its physical impact, and how people and communities coped in the hours, days, and months which followed. Presenters will include: 

    Ted Alexander – Chief Historian of Antietam National Battlefield and author of several books, including The Battle of Antietam: the Bloodiest Day, as well as a host of scholarly and popular articles on Civil War history. Mr. Alexander is also a leader and contributor for many Civil War seminars, symposiums, and tours across the region.

    Dr. Gordon Dammann – founder of the National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and respected expert on medicine during the Civil War. Dr. Dammann is the author of several books, including Images of Civil War Medicine and Pictorial Encyclopedia of Civil War Medical Instruments and Equipment, Volumes I-III, and a frequent speaker at Civil War round tables and historical societies in Maryland and his home state of Illinois.

    George Wunderlich – Executive Director of the National Museum of Civil War Medicine and internationally recognized expert on diverse topics including Civil War Medicine, ballistics and firearms, and historical instruments. For 25 years, Mr. Wunderlich has contributed to historical preservation and education at national, state, and private parks and museums too numerous to mention, and regularly appears as an expert contributor for PBS, the BBC, the History Channel, and National Geographic.

    Wayne Motts – Chief Executive Officer of the National Civil War Museum and author of Trust in God and Fear Nothing: Lewis A. Armistead, C.S.A. among other works of Civil War history. Mr. Motts is the former director of the Adams County Historical Society, a respected expert of Civil War history, and has been a Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide for over 25 years.

    Civil War Scholars Saturday will run from 9:45 AM to 3:00 PM with a lunch break at noon. A light lunch will be available on site. The program will take place outdoors under a large tent on the grounds of the Pry House.

    Though not required, attendees are strongly encouraged to pre-register online. For more information, contact Kyle Wichtendahl at kyle.wichtendahl@civilwarmed.org or 301-695-1864, ext. 1013. 

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  9. May
    3
    Saturday: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    Speaker Dr. John Golski, DDS will discuss the practice of dentistry and the treatment of myofascial injuries. The presentation will explain the wide spread importance of dentistry during the Civil War and the great advances made in reconstructive and therapeutic treatments. Civil War Talks are included in the price of admission and free to members. 
  10. May
    3
    Saturday: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

    2014 Cigar and Whiskey Night

    Registration for Cigar and Whiskey Night is now closed. For additional information please contact the Museum at 301-695-1864. 

    Share in an authentic Civil War experience — smoking cigars and sipping whiskey. National Museum of Civil War Medicine Executive Director George Wunderlich will bring his knowledge, his storytelling talents and his banjo. George will personally pick the cigars for the evening, drawing on his vast experience as a cigar aficianodo. A craft distillery will provide tastings and samplings of whiskey and bourbon from their small, organic and exceptional line of spirits.  Expect generous rounds of a signature drink.

     

    3rd Annual Cigar and Whiskey Night

     An exclusive event for NMCWM members

     

    Saturday, May 3rd from 6 to 9 p.m. 

    At the Antietam Iron Works

    3768 Harpers Ferry Rd.

    Sharpsburg, MD

    Exceptional fare will be provided. Please contact the Museum for more details on pre-registration.

    For overnight accommodations contact SpringHill Suites at (301) 582-0011 and mention you’re with the Cigar and Whiskey Night event for a discounted rate.  The proceeds from this event go directly to the operation and improvement of the Pry House Museum and the National Museum of Civil War Medicine.

    Online pre-registration for Cigar and Whiskey closes Thursday, May 1 at noon. 

     An exclusive experience that will transport you back in time. A unique Sesquicentennial event. 

    This is the 3rd annual event is limited to 75 attendees and will certainly sell out! 

  11. May
    10
    Saturday: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

    John Milleker

    The Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office will host a special program on Civil War Era wet-plate photography on Saturday and Sunday, May 10-11, 2014. As part of the special exhibit, “Bringing the Story of War to Our Doorsteps: Rediscovering Alexander Gardner’s Antietam Photographs,” wet-plate photographer John Milleker will be in residence demonstrating the fascinating and often misunderstood collodion process used by Matthew Brady, Alexander Gardner, and other Civil War photographers.

     

    Mr. Milleker will be in the historic space of the Missing Soldiers Office from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM both days, demonstrating the same photographic processes that produced Alexander Gardner’s original images of the battlefield dead in 1862. Mr. Milleker and his assistants will give scheduled demonstrations each day at 11:30AM, 1:30 PM, and 3:30 PM, with additional demonstrations possible as visitors may gather. This program will be a rare opportunity for residents and visitors of Washington to witness Civil War Era photography first-hand.

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    This special wet-plate photography program is free with paid admission to the Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office. If visitors wish, they may have an authentic wet-plate tintype or ambrotype (glass plate) photograph made of themselves for a cost of $40. Proceeds from the sale of these historically correct photographs will benefit the museum.

    For more information please contact Kyle Wichtendahl at 301-695-1864 ex. 1013 or kyle.wichtendahl@civilwarmed.org.

  12. May
    15
    Thursday: 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
    Join members of the Frederick County Civil War Roundtable for an evening lecture. Mike Sipes will portray Lt.Gen.Jubal Early, the Confederate commander at the battle of Monocacy. 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.
  13. May
    17
    Saturday: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

      

    Join the Pry House staff and volunteers plant new additions to the medicinal and kitchen garden.  Grab your gloves and shovels and dress accordingly. Don’t want to get dirty? Stop by and learn more about the different plants and how they were used during the Civil War. Light refreshments will be served. The event is rain or shine, however it will be cancelled in the event of lightning or very heavy rains. 
  14. May
    22
    Thursday: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
    Join the students from the surrounding area and the National Museum of Civil War Medicine staff as living historians throw out the first pitch at History Days. This is a ticketed event. For more information please contact the Keys box office 301-662-0013.
  15. Jun
    3
    Tuesday: 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

    Join us every Thursday evening in July at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine for presentations on a variety of Civil War topics.  This evening, Mr. Joe Collins will present on the little-known battle of West Frederick, which occurred on July 7, 1864. The battle was a precursor to the larger Battle of Monocacy, which occurred on July 9, 1864. Admission is free.

    The Summer Evening Lecture Series are free and open to the public. 
  16. Jun
    7
    Saturday: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

     M-soldier nine patch

    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 also how injured soldiers created quilts for themselves while in hospitals.

  17. Jun
    20
    Friday: Jun 20 – Jun 22 (all day)

     

    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 a unique forum for both experts and novices to meet and share knowledge, playing technique, and research. Each year brings together dozens of researchers, collectors, musicians, and instrument builders from across the nation to participate in workshops, jam sessions, and scholarly lectures.

    This year the NMCWM is partnering with the Baltimore Museum of Industry (BMI) to present programming at two locations. On Friday, June 20, the BMI will host the first day of events in Baltimore, Maryland to showcase its latest exhibit, “Making Music: The Banjo in Baltimore and Beyond.” On Saturday and Sunday, June 21-22, the event will resume at its traditional location at the Pry House Field Hospital Museum on Antietam National Battlefield.

     

    FRIDAY AT THE BMI: Free and open to the public for the first 80 people to RSVP with BMI

    The BMI’s special exhibit, “Making Music: The Banjo in Baltimore and Beyond,” showcases the banjo as a Maryland tradition since at least the late 1740s and how Baltimore became the setting for the instrument’s earliest mass production in the 1840s. Through the cultural convergences slavery, blackface minstrelsy, and industry, this exhibit reveals the Chesapeake region’s multicultural impact on the foundations of American popular culture. Thus, the BMI is a perfect partner for this year’s Antietam Early Banjo Gathering.

    Friday’s events will include presentations by scholars in the banjo’s musical and cultural heritage, including the special exhibit’s guest curators, Greg Adams, Bob Winans, and Pete Ross. Attendees will receive a private tour of the exhibit from the curators.

    To RSVP for the BMI programming, please contact Kelley Edelmann at kedelmann@thebmi.org. For more information on the Baltimore Museum of Industry and its special exhibit please visit www.thebmi.org.

    SATURDAY & SUNDAY AT ANTIETAM: Registration $70 ($60 for current NMCWM members)

    On Friday evening, AEBG attendees will return to the event’s traditional location at the Pry House Field Hospital Museum on the Antietam National Battlefield in Keedysville, MD, where formal programming will resume on Saturday morning. The Antietam portion of the gathering takes place in and around an 1840s threshing barn, lending an appropriate setting and atmosphere that is both scholarly and casual.

    Scheduled activities will feature diverse program sessions each day. Presenters will talk or demonstrate on a wide range of subjects, including instrument construction, playing techniques, music, history, and other topics closely associated with the early American banjo. The conference’s schedule allows ample time for “jam sessions” and mentoring with some of the nation’s most experienced players.

    Public concerts are held on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Saturday’s concert is staged in the Pry Barn, while Sunday’s concert takes place at the historic Dunker Church on Antietam Battlefield. Registered AEBG participants are invited to perform in these concerts. While performing is purely voluntary, attendees are encouraged to share and use the opportunity to play publicly with well-respected musicians in these special, historic venues.

    Registered attendees are invited to camp overnight on the Pry House property (Note: registrants must provide their own period or modern tent).

    The cost of registration for the Seventh Antietam Early Banjo Gathering is $70 ($60 for current NMCWM members). Registration includes Saturday and Sunday continental breakfast and lunches, lectures, overnight camping, and admission to the National Museum of Civil War Medicine and the Pry House Field Hospital Museum. Hotel accommodations are available in nearby Hagerstown, MD at a discounted rate for gathering participants.

    To register for the Antietam portions of the Antietam Early Banjo Gathering, please click the link below. To register by phone or for more information, contact Kyle Wichtendahl at kyle.wichtendahl@civilwarmed.org or 301-695-1864 ex 1013.

    Please Note: Registering for the AEBG at the Pry House Field Hospital Museum on Saturday and Sunday does not automatically register you for activities at the BMI on Friday. You must register for both events separately.

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    Thursday, June 19: Pry House Field Hospital Museum (18906 Shepherdstown Pike, Keedysville, MD 21756)

    • 3:00 p.m. Registration/Check-in opens
    • 4:00 p.m.-? Camping set-up, social time, jamming

     

    FRIDAY, June 20 Baltimore Museum of Industry (1415 Key Highway, Baltimore, Maryland 21230)

     

    SATURDAY, June 21 Pry House Field Hospital Museum 

    • 8:30 a.m.: Check-in, continental breakfast (provided for registered participants only)
    • 9:00-9:45 a.m.: PRESENTATION 5: Skeffington Flynn: Board Member, Rhythm Bones Society
    • 10:30-11:15 a.m.: PRESENTATION 6: Mentoring Breakout Session #1: Joel Hooks (“banjo tricks” basics), Tim Twiss (Kerr’s “Merry Melodies” for the banjo), and Mark Weems (Repertoire from The Music of Old Joe Sweeny)
    • 12:00-1:00 p.m.: Lunch (provided for registered participants)
    • 1:30-2:15 p.m.: PRESENTATION 7:  Junious Brickhouse: Executive Director, Founder, Urban Artistry Inc.
    • 3:00-3:45 p.m.: PRESENTATION 8:  Panel Discussion: Reflections on the BMI Exhibit Making Music: The Banjo in Baltimore & Beyond (a recap of what occurred on Friday June 20—for those who could not attend—and an open discussion about some of the critical issues that shape what we do)
    • 5:15 p.m.: PUBLIC CONCERT at Pry House Field Hospital and Museum
    • 6:30 p.m.: Dinner on your own
    • 6:30 p.m.-?: Jam sessions, social time

     

    SUNDAY, June 22 Pry House Field Hospital Museum

    • 8:30 a.m.: Check-in, continental breakfast (provided for registered participants only)
    • 9:00-9:30 a.m.: Large group meeting about AEBG 2014, logistics for Sunday afternoon concert
    • 9:30-10:15 a.m.: PRESENTATION 9:  Clarke Buehling: Banjo Virtuoso, Music Collector, Educator, Take a Step Back in Time
    • 10:30-11:15 a.m.: PRESENTATION 10: Mentoring Breakout Session #2 (to be announced)
    • 11:30-12:30 p.m.: Lunch (provided for registered participants only)
    • 12:30-2:00 p.m.: Concert preparation
    • 2:00 p.m.: PUBLIC CONCERT in Dunker Church
    • 3:00 p.m.: good-byes

    Click Here to Register

     

     

  18. Jun
    21
    Saturday: 5:00 pm – 6:30 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.

  19. Jul
    3
    Thursday: 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

    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 Union troops, resulting in an important, but often overlooked engagement. Admission is free.

    The Summer Evening Lecture Series are free and open to the public. 

  20. Jul
    5
    Saturday: 1:00 pm – 2:00 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. 
  21. Jul
    5
    Saturday: 3:00 pm – 5:00 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 CLOSED

    July 8 & 9 from 4 to 7 p.m.

    A portion of the proceeds benefit the NMCWM.

  22. Jul
    6
    Sunday: 10:00 am – 11:00 am
    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. 
  23. Jul
    6
    Sunday: 3:00 pm – 5:00 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 CLOSED

    July 8 & 9 from 4 to 7 p.m.

    A portion of the proceeds benefit the NMCWM.

  24. Jul
    8
    Tuesday: 4:00 pm – 7:00 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 CLOSED

    July 8 & 9 from 4 to 7 p.m.

    A portion of the proceeds benefit the NMCWM.

  25. Jul
    9
    Wednesday: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

    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;
    • Enhances your skills in serving customers;
    • Increases your awareness of information resources; and
    • Provides you with freebies & discounts to attractions, hotels & restaurants in the JTHG National Heritage Area

    For more information, contact Alyssa Poulin at  540.882.4929.  

  26. Jul
    9
    Wednesday: 4:00 pm – 7:00 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 CLOSED

    July 8 & 9 from 4 to 7 p.m.

    A portion of the proceeds benefit the NMCWM.

  27. Jul
    10
    Thursday: 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

    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. 

  28. Jul
    11
    Friday: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    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 is presented in partnership with the National Museum of Civil War Medicine and sponsored by Brewer’s Alley. Pints & the Past is a fun, relaxed program for anyone interested in getting together to chat about history. Guests are encouraged to arrive a few minutes early and grab a pint of “Ransom Ale,” the latest in a partnership between NMCWM and the Monocacy Bottling Company.
    For more information or to RSVP, visit our Facebook event page at http://on.fb.me/QxVHvy or contact Kristen M. Butler, Program Coordinator, at (301) 663-1188, ext. 105 or kbutler@frederickhistory.org.
  29. Jul
    17
    Thursday: 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

    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.
  30. Jul
    19
    Saturday: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

    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.