Viewing Party – Glory @ National Museum of Civil War Medicine
Mar 29 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Viewing Party - Glory  @ National Museum of Civil War Medicine
        Loved our Mercy Street Viewing Parties? We’ve got more! The National Museum of Civil War Medicine will host a viewing party for the 1989 film, Glory. The film focuses on the legendary 54th Massachusetts, one of the first African American units recruited during the Civil War. “Their innocence. Their heritage. Their lives. Nothing would be spared in the fight for their freedom.” The film digs deeply into the motivations and patriotism of the unit and concludes with the 54th’s infamous attack on Battery Wagner on the evening of July 18, 1863. Within the film are numerous...

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Bell and History Day @ National Museum of Civil War Medicine
Apr 9 all-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 an expansive collection of Civil War-era medical accoutrements, both original and reproduction, from 11 am to 4 pm. Admission to the Museum for this event will be free.
Apr 12 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Pub History - The Blue Side @ The Blue Side
  What goes together better than beer, whiskey, and history? Join the staff of the National Museum of Civil War Medicine at The Blue Side on Tuesday, April 12 for the latest installment in the “Pub History” series! April 12 marks the 155th anniversary of the beginning of the American Civil War. On this day in 1861, Confederate artillery located around Charleston, South Carolina opened fire on the United States military garrison at Fort Sumter. Both sides exchanged shots across Charleston Harbor for more than 30 hours before the Union garrison inside Fort Sumter surrendered. These opening shots marked the...

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Author Event: Pat Donohoe @ National Museum of Civil War Medicine
Apr 16 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Author Event: Pat Donohoe @ National Museum of Civil War Medicine
  Join us on Saturday, April 16 at 2:30 as we welcome author Pat Donohoe to the Delaplaine-Randall Conference Room. Talk is included with admission to the Museum and is free for NMCWM members and volunteers. The Talk In her talk, “History as Mystery,” Pat will share the surprises she encountered in the serendipitous journey that resulted in her book, The Printer’s Kiss: The Life and Letters of a Civil War Newspaperman and His Family. Using what she learned about her great-great grandfather, Will Tomlinson, she will discuss how historical artifacts like original letters both reveal and obscure what we...

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Frederick County Civil War Roundtable @ National Museum of Civil War Medicine
Apr 21 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Join members of the Frederick County Civil War Roundtable for a presentation relating to the American Civil War. The meetings are free and open to the public, they occur on the third Thursday of the month in the Delaplaine-Randall Conference Room at the NMCWM. For more information, contact Jack Sheriff at jbsheriff1@comcast.net or 301-371-4148, or visit their website at http://frederickcountycivilwarrt.org/
Clara Barton’s Civil War @ National Museum of Civil War Medicine
Apr 30 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Clara Barton's Civil War  @ National Museum of Civil War Medicine
    How did the Civil War impact the life of Clara Barton? How did she change the nature of the war? These are the questions that will be asked and answered during a presentation by Dr. Jon Willen on Clara Barton’s Civil War on Saturday, April 30 at 2:30 PM. When the war broke out in 1861, Clara Barton was ideally placed to begin breaking down barriers, and indeed she already had. A long-time teacher, she came to the nation’s capital in the 1850s as one of the first female employees of the Federal government. But when Massachusetts...

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May 7 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The First Year: Frederick in 1861 - First Saturday Walking Tour @ National Museum of Civil War Medicine
Discover the incredible true stories about the Civil War in Downtown Frederick on First Saturdays! Spring in Downtown Frederick comes with warm temperatures, flowers, and the anticipation of summer’s arrival. In 1861, however, citizens of Frederick feared the arrival of something entirely different: war. Follow historian and programming coordinator Jake Wynn as he leads visitors to explore the historical nooks and crannies of Downtown Frederick. As the country disintegrated into massive armed combat in 1861, the citizens of Frederick, Maryland joined their respective causes: some for Union, others for the Confederacy. While young men took up arms and marched to...

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Frederick County Civil War Roundtable @ National Museum of Civil War Medicine
May 19 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Join members of the Frederick County Civil War Roundtable for a presentation relating to the American Civil War. The meetings are free and open to the public, they occur on the third Thursday of the month in the Delaplaine-Randall Conference Room at the NMCWM. For more information, contact Jack Sheriff at jbsheriff1@comcast.net or 301-371-4148, or visit their website at http://frederickcountycivilwarrt.org/
Letterman Lecture: Patient Extraction from the Battlefield @ National Museum of Civil War Medicine
May 20 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Join Dr. Gary Gilbert and Don Choate as they utilize their years of experience in military medicine and battlefield evacuation to tell of the evolution of removing patients from the battlefield. From the time of Major Jonathan Letterman’s implementation of organized evacuation from the battlefields of 1862 to today, valuable lessons have been learned about how best to remove the wounded and the sick from combat zones.
Picnic at Pry – Amputations and the Civil War @ Pry House Field Hospital Museum
May 28 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Picnic at Pry - Amputations and the Civil War  @ Pry House Field Hospital Museum
  When you think of Civil War Medicine, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Amputations? Join us on Saturday May 28, 2016 for a presentation exploring this infamous aspect of Civil War Medicine. Long-time volunteer Dr. Robert Slawson will present about the war’s most common surgical operation and the life-saving role it played during the conflict. It is estimated that as many as 60,000 amputations occurred during the Civil War. Many of them were performed in field hospitals near battlefields like Antietam. The Pry property housed one of these hospitals – surgeons here treated hundreds of wounded Union...

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Jun 4 @ 3:00 pm – 4:15 pm
Frederick's 'Mercy Street' - First Saturday Walking Tour @ National Museum of Civil War Medicine
Dive into stories from Frederick’s Civil War hospitals on First Saturday The PBS drama Mercy Street showed us life in one Civil War hospital in occupied Alexandria, Virginia. But did you know that there were close to 30 hospitals in Frederick in 1862 taking care of wounded and sick soldiers? Join us for a First Saturday walking tour of historic Downtown Frederick that will emphasize the importance of the Civil War hospitals along Church Street where thousands of wounded soldiers were treated during the chaotic days after the battles of South Mountain and Antietam. The events that occurred in Downtown...

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Saw Bones Release Party @ Flying Dog Brewery
Jun 10 @ 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Saw Bones Release Party @ Flying Dog Brewery
Taste the newest beer from Frederick’s Flying Dog Brewery, made in partnership with the National Museum of Civil War Medicine!   Saw Bones is a ginger table beer that is perfect for the summer days ahead of us! Inspired by Civil War recipes and the incredible work of the surgeons in the Union and Confederate armies, this beer will be honored with a release party at Flying Dog on June 10, 2016 from 3 PM – 8 PM. Join us for musket demonstrations, living historians, and maybe even an amputation… For more information, contact Jake Wynn at 301-695-1864 or at...

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Jun 15 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Saw Bones Comes to Downtown Frederick - JoJo's Restaurant and Tap House @ National Museum of Civil War Medicine
Join us for the latest installment of our “Putting the Pub Back in Public History” series at JoJo’s Restaurant and Tap House in Downtown Frederick! Welcome Flying Dog Brewery’s “Saw Bones” to historic Downtown Frederick on Wednesday, June 15th from 5 – 7 PM! Staff from the National Museum of Civil War Medicine will be on hand to tell stories from the battlefields and the hospitals of the American Civil War. Why is there a museum devoted to Civil War Medicine? Why are they partnering to make a beer honoring Civil War surgeons? Test your knowledge of Civil War...

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In Search of Raisin Pitts – Young Historians Series @ National Museum of Civil War Medicine
Jun 16 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
In Search of Raisin Pitts - Young Historians Series @ National Museum of Civil War Medicine
  What can one oddly named Confederate soldier tell us about the Civil War? Musician and amateur historian Patrick McGuire has spent years tracking down all the information he can about a particular Southern soldier, whose name can be found on a tombstone at Mt. Olivet Cemetery’s Confederate Row. Hear Pat’s incredible and unending journey in search of the bizarre case of a peculiarly named soldier from Alabama: Raisin Pitts. The search has taken him from Frederick, to Antietam National Battlefield, and all the way to Alabama seeking information about the life, times, and the ultimate fate of Mr....

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Jun 21 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Pub History w/ SawBones at Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas @ Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas
  We are bringing SawBones to Northern Virginia! Join us for our latest installment of “Bringing the Pub Back to Public History” at the Alamo Drafthouse in Ashburn, VA. We will crossing the Potomac River to tell stories of the Civil War and Civil War Medicine in Northern Virginia, throwing out trivia and prizes, and tasting Flying Dog’s Civil War-inspired brew, “Saw Bones.” This is the latest in our series in historic pub events, and we are excited to bring the pub back to public history in John Mosby’s territory. Watch out for the Gray Ghost and we will see...

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Jun 24 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Cigar and Whiskey Night 2016 @ Strong Mansion
A Taste of History with the National Museum of Civil War Medicine The National Museum of Civil War Medicine is proud to host its annual Cigar and Whiskey Night at Strong Mansion on June 24, 2016. On the slopes of historic Sugar Loaf Mountain, NMCWM members and supporters will enjoy Civil War-inspired spirits provided by A. Smith Bowman Distillery, snacks by The Wine Kitchen, and Flying Dog’s newest beer, “Saw Bones.” Not only did soldiers enjoy their whiskey rations during the Civil War, but surgeons relied heavily on alcohol as a pain reliever and as “stimulant.” Whiskey, brandy, wine, and...

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Banjo Jam at Pry! @ Pry House Field Hospital Museum
Jun 25 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Banjo Jam at Pry! @ Pry House Field Hospital Museum
  The Pry House Field Hospital has long been a venue for historic music. When Civil War soldiers camped nearby, the sounds of their music echoed through these valleys and across these same hilltops.Be a part of that legacy! Join us on Saturday, June 25th for a banjo jam in the Pry Barn. Bring out your instrument, play along, or just come out to listen to the music in this 1840s barn that once served as a Union Army field hospital during the Battle of Antietam. The barn will be open to performers and the public from 2-5 PM for...

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Jun 30 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
'Spare Your Country's Flag': Unionist Sentiment in Frederick - Young Historians Series  @ National Museum of Civil War Medicine
            Why did decisions made in Frederick during the Civil War have international importance? Public historian Megan McNish will present about the shifting loyalties of Frederick County during the Civil War. In the divided border state of Maryland, the political mood of Frederick impacted not only the direction of state politics, but of the entire Union itself. McNish will discuss the experience of Frederick residents and swinging pendulum of pro-Union and pro-Confederate sympathies during the war. How better to escape the heat of a Maryland summer than to sit back and enjoy a talk from...

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North to Gettysburg – First Saturday Walking Tour @ National Museum of Civil War Medicine
Jul 2 @ 3:00 pm
North to Gettysburg - First Saturday Walking Tour  @ National Museum of Civil War Medicine
Did you know that Frederick played a vital role in the Gettysburg Campaign? Join historian Mike Galloway on a guided walking tour of Downtown Frederick. The tour will focus on Frederick’s role in the Gettysburg Campaign. The Union Army marched through the city on its route to destiny at Gettysburg, and returned during its pursuit of Robert E. Lee and his Confederate Army. This program is a “pay-as-you-please” event. Registration is FREE. Give us your feedback and pay what YOU think it was worth when the tour is over. Tour will meet at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine...

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SawBones in Fredericksburg @ Capital Ale House
Jul 14 @ 5:00 pm
SawBones in Fredericksburg @ Capital Ale House
  SawBones is coming to the land of Burnside, Lee, and Stonewall Jackson: Fredericksburg, VA   Join the staff of the National Museum of Civil War Medicine at the Capital Ale House in Downtown Fredericksburg for an evening of Civil War stories, trivia, and beer from Flying Dog Brewery. Fredericksburg played host to numerous horrific Civil War engagements that resulted in massive losses in killed and wounded on both Union and Confederate sides. The city’s churches, public buildings, and private homes were transformed into makeshift hospital wards. In those hospitals, surgeons operated on desperately wounded patients and worked diligently to...

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The Leaders – Pry House Tour @ Pry House Field Hospital Museum
Jul 16 @ 2:00 pm
The Leaders - Pry House Tour @ Pry House Field Hospital Museum
  How did decisions made at the Pry House during the Battle of Antietam shape American history?   Join us on Saturday, July 16 as we examine battlefield leadership among those present at the Pry House during the Battle of Antietam and the impact that had on the American Civil War. Register Today! George McClellan. Jonathan Letterman. Joseph Hooker. Israel Richardson. These are United States military leaders who played a vital role in the Battle of Antietam. The Pry House acted as backdrop in each of their Antietam roles. George McClellan used the property...

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Jul 21 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
The Battle of Monocacy: In Their Words - Young Historians Series  @ National Museum of Civil War Medicine
What do the soldiers who fought the “Battle that Saved Washington” tell us about their experience in Frederick on a hot day in July 1864? Blogger, historian, and author Ryan Quint will reveal first-person accounts of the Battle of Monocacy that took place on July 9, 1864, just three miles south of Downtown Frederick. While often relegated to a lower tier of Civil War engagements, the fight at Monocacy had monumental consequences upon the Civil War in the Eastern Theater. Come hear more about the collision of Jubal Early’s Confederates and Union forces under Lew Wallace along the banks...

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Jul 28 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
The Army of Northern Virginia’s Medical Corps in the Maryland Campaign - Young Historians Series @ National Museum of Civil War Medicine
  How did the Confederate medical service perform at The Battle of Sharpsburg? Historian and Antietam Battlefield Guide Kevin Pawlak will examine the role of work of Medical Director Lafayette Guild and the Army of Northern Virginia’s medical corps during the 1862 Maryland Campaign. Pawlak will draw numerous parallels between the effectiveness and operating procedures between the Confederate and Union medical branches during this vital stage of the Civil War. How better to escape the heat of a Maryland summer than to sit back and enjoy a talk from up-and-coming Civil War historians. Join us at the National Museum of...

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Evergreen Shade at the Pry House @ Pry House Field Hospital Museum
Jul 30 @ 2:00 pm
Evergreen Shade at the Pry House @ Pry House Field Hospital Museum
** Due to the threat of severe weather this afternoon, we have cancelled this afternoon’s performance with Evergreen Shade.** – July 30, 2016   Civil War music comes to life at the Pry House The musical duo known as Evergreen Shade will perform a Saturday afternoon concert on the Pry House grounds. Mrs. Robert Howard and Dr. John Tole will perform Civil War-era tunes that soldiers and civilians would have known and loved. The Civil War was a sensory experience unlike any other in American history. The sights, sounds, tastes, and smells of the war imprinted themselves upon the witnesses...

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Civil War Soldiers and Their Quilts @ Pry House Field Hospital Museum
Aug 6 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Join NMCWM volunteer and textile historian Mavis Slawson in the Pry House barn to 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. Mavis will discuss what happened to their...

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"First Sunday:" Historic Pub Crawl in Downtown Frederick @ Downtown Frederick
  Uncover stories from Frederick’s Civil War nightlife on a historically-inspired pub crawl presented by the National Museum of Civil War Medicine. Civil War soldiers loved Downtown Frederick for the same reasons we love it today. Stores hawking anything from clothing to home furnishing, busy restaurants filled with hungry patrons, and notorious drinking establishments. The bustling streets of Downtown Frederick in the 1860s were filled nightly with soldiers looking for a strong drink and night away from their concerns about the war. On the other side were the military authorities and local police seeking to stop the booming...

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God’s House Divided? – Young Historians Series @ National Museum of Civil War Medicine
Aug 11 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
God's House Divided? - Young Historians Series @ National Museum of Civil War Medicine
  The Civil War divided Maryland. It also divided its churches. Recent Hood College graduate Samuel Lopez details the incredible stories of divided loyalties within Frederick County’s congregations before, during, and after the American Civil War. These conflicts within the region’s churches had a direct impact on the tales we’ve come to know about Frederick’s Civil War.   How better to escape the heat of a Maryland summer than to sit back and enjoy a talk from up-and-coming Civil War historians? Join the National Museum of Civil War Medicine on Thursday evenings throughout the summer for unique Civil War Talks...

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Discussion: Clara Barton and Her Associates @ National Museum of Civil War Medicine
Aug 13 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Discussion: Clara Barton and Her Associates  @ National Museum of Civil War Medicine
Clara Barton helped millions of people. But she didn’t do it alone. Discover the men and women who helped Clara Barton along the way. Join us for a discussion based on our recently-published journal covering Clara Barton and some of the people who were instrumental in carrying out her work with the soldiers, both wounded and missing. The meeting will be held in the Delaplaine-Randall Conference Room at the NMCWM in downtown Frederick, MD. Copies of the journal, Surgeon’s Call Special Issue 2016, can be purchased in our Dispensary Museum Store, and online at www.civilwarmed.org. For more information, call 301-695-1864,...

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Signal Corps Saturday @ Pry House Field Hospital Museum
Aug 13 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Signal Corps Saturday @ Pry House Field Hospital Museum
      Discover the ins-and-outs of communicating on a Civil War battlefield at the Pry House Field Hospital Museum. On Saturday, August 13 from 11 AM to 4 PM, living historians will portray members of the United States Army Signal Corps during the American Civil War. The U.S. Signal Corps played a vital role in allowing the army to communicate over long distances by utilizing flags, torches, and telescopes. The Signal Corps played a vital role in the 1862 Maryland Campaign that resulted in the armies coming to the Pry House and the banks of Antietam Creek....

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Insta-Meet – Home, Headquarters, Hospital @ Pry House Field Hospital Museum
Aug 20 @ 2:00 pm
Insta-Meet - Home, Headquarters, Hospital @ Pry House Field Hospital Museum
Join us for a preview of this year’s Antietam anniversary program! We love our friends on social media! We are inviting our friends on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to come on out and experience a preview of our Antietam anniversary program at the Pry House. Your device is a must! Come out, take photos, tweet, post, and tell the world about the incredible story of the Pry House in September 1862. Join us for this FREE preview and get a behind-the-scenes look at the Pry House Field Hospital Museum. We will gather in the Pry House lobby beginning at...

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Frederick Patients after the Battle of Antietam

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