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  1. Sep
    19
    Thursday: 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

    The Sultana Tragedy of 1865

    Join the members of the Frederick County Roundtable for a presentation from Hilda Koontz on “The Sultana Tragedy of 1865.” The meetings and presentations are free and open to the public. They are held September through May on the third Thursday of the month. For more information on the Frederick County Civil War Roundtable please visit http://frederickcountycivilwarrt.org/index.html.

  2. Sep
    28
    Saturday: Sep 28 – Sep 29 (all day)

    Textile Weekend at Antietam National Battlefield

    Coats & Quilts, Soldiers & Civilians

    The National Museum of Civil War Medicine presents hands-on history program in the Dunker Church at Antietam National Battlefield. Staff and volunteers weave together stories of soldiers and civilians who fought and lived on Antietam Battlefield 150 years ago.  Join us for special presentations on quilts, dresses and clothing at 12:00 and 2:00 each day. The program features the 1873 Pry Memory Quilt – this original quilt was made and signed by friends and neighbors as a going-away gift when the Pry Family moved from the Antietam Battlefield to Tennessee.  Learn historic and modern quilting techniques.  Don’t miss this rare event.


  3. Oct
    3
    Thursday: Oct 3 – Oct 6 (all day)

     Twenty-First Annual Conference on Civil War Medicine

    Philadelphia, PA

    Double Tree by Hilton, Philadelphia- Valley Forge

     

    301 West DeKalb Pike, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, 19406, USA TEL: 1-610-337-1200

     

     

    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.  Philadelphia has long been considered the Birthplace of American Medicine and is the forever linked to some of Civil War medicine’s luminaries; both Union and Confederate. It is the perfect location to look at medical history in this, the mid-point in our commemoration of the Civil War’s

     

    If you wish to register for conference events separately please call 301-695-1864, Ext. 11 or e-mail reservations@civilwarmed.org, availability is limited. All conference fees and lectures-only fees include a $50 non-refundable booking fee.  We are unable to offer refunds for cancellations made after September 1, 2013.  Please note registration closes Friday, September 27, 2013 at 5:00pm

     Registration Fees*                                                                                                       

     

    All- Inclusive

    NMCWM Members$295

    General Adult                   $350

    À la carte   (Limited Availability)

    Friday, Saturday & Sunday Lectures  $235

    Friday Happy Hour at the Mütter Museum  $ 50

    Philadelphia Bus Tour          $ 50

    Saturday Dinner Guest         $ 60

    *Registration Fees increase September 15, 2013

     

     

     
     
     
     
     

     

     

     

    Conference Itinerary

    Pre- Conference Event: October 3, 2013 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

    The Critical Importance of Volunteerism in Service to our Combat Wounded from the American Civil War to Present Day Conflicts presented by Gordon Donald

    Day I

    Conference Registration, Double Tree Ballroom: 9:00 am to 10:00 am

    A Day at the Mütter Museum

    Lecture Presentations:

    The Confederate Artificial Limbs Program presented by Guy Hasegawa, Pharm. D

    Cold Blooded Envenomations of 1864-65 presented by Mark Laubacher

    S. Weir Mitchell: Chance Favors the Prepared Mind (and what a mind!) presented by Michael Cohen, M.D.

    Turner’s Lane presented by Robert Hicks, Ph.D.

    Happy Hour at the Mütter Museum

    Day II

    Breakfast in the Ballroom

    Lecture Presentations:

    Horror, Killing, Thrill and Adrenaline Rush: The Psychological Kaleidoscope of Combat presented by Stephen Goldman, M.D., FAPM, DFAPA

    Lincoln’s First Responder, Dr. Charles Leale presented by Jon Willen, M.D.

    The Life and Times of Civil War Hospitals presented by Ira Spar, M.D.

    80 Acres for 121 Days presented by Phil Lechak

    Lunch

    Bus Tour of  Philadelphia

    Dinner in the Ballroom

    Day III

    Church Service

    Breakfast in the Ballroom

    Lecture Presentations:

    Dr. John Jay Terrell- Doctor to Man and Horse presented by Charles Driscoll, M.D.

    Let Us Turn Our Faces to the Past- Christopher Hamilton Tebault and Confederate Medicine presented by Alan West

    A Close Up Look at the Philadelphia Army Laboratory presented by Patrick Vance

    Closing Remarks

     

     

     

     

     

     

     


     

     

     

  4. Oct
    17
    Thursday: 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

    Gettysburg: The Events Leading up to July 1, 1863

    Join the members of the Frederick County Roundtable for a presentation on Gettysburg: The Events Leading up to July 1, 1863 from speaker Bill Hewitt, Gettysburg NMP. The meetings and presentations are free and open to the public. They are held September through May on the third Thursday of the month. For more information on the Frederick County Civil War Roundtable please visit http://frederickcountycivilwarrt.org/index.html.

  5. Oct
    24
    Thursday: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

     

     

    October 24, 2013 

    6:00 pm

    Bethesda North Marriott

    5701 Marinelli Road in Bethesda, MD 20852

    Keynote Speaker Former Congressman Ben Jones

     

    The National Museum of Civil War Medicine established the annual Award to promote the legacy of Major Jonathan Letterman who is known as the ‘Father of Battlefield Medicine. Each year we recognize an individual or entity that has made an outstanding contribution to improving medical processes and patient outcomes. 

     

    This event will include a Pre-Reception with the honorees and Living Letterman for sponsors.

    Check-in and reception will begin at 6:00pm followed by dinner, the recognition of honorees and presentation of award.

    This is a ticketed event. Registrant’s tickets will be mailed for all purchases made prior to October 1, 2013. Advanced purchases will receive preferential seating.Registrations received after October 1, 2013 will be available at will call.

     

     

     

     

     

     


  6. Nov
    21
    Thursday: 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

    The battle of Fredericksburg

    Join the members of the Frederick County Roundtable for a presentation on The battle of Fredericksburg from speaker Frank O’Reilly, historian at Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania, NMP. The meetings and presentations are free and open to the public. They are held September through May on the third Thursday of the month. For more information on the Frederick County Civil War Roundtable please visit http://frederickcountycivilwarrt.org/index.html.

  7. Nov
    28
    Thursday: Nov 28 (all day)

    The National Museum of Civil War Medicine & its affiliate sites will be

    closed today, Thursday, November 28th, 2013 in observation on Thanksgiving.

    The Museum will be open on Friday, November 29th, 2013 at 10:00am.

  8. Dec
    7
    Saturday: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

     

    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.

  9. Dec
    14
    Saturday: Dec 14 (all day)

    The NMCWM is one of a dozen historic and cultural venues participating in this holiday celebration.  The Museum has extended hours and is open to the public for free.  Visit a Confederate Surgeon in the Camp Life Gallery, the holiday scene in the Pavilion Gallery, and the Santa Clause made popular during the war by Thomas Nast.  Create a greeting card for our wounded warriors and relax to period music, or join in singing carols that were sung during the Civil War.  Participating Historic sites located within the Federal period, historic district of Frederick and in the countryside of Frederick County.

  10. Dec
    15
    Sunday: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

    Come and experience what Christmas was like during the time of the Civil War.  We will have speakers and handouts.  There will also be songs, decorations, and treats. 

    You can even have your photo taken with our very own Civil War Santa Claus. Fun for all ages!

  11. Dec
    19
    Thursday: 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

    A Civil War Correspondent in New Orleans

    Join the members of the Frederick County Roundtable  for a presentation from local author Gary Dyson on Civil War Correspondent in New Orleans. The meetings and presentations are free and open to the public. They are held September through May on the third Thursday of the month. For more information on the Frederick County Civil War Roundtable please visit http://frederickcountycivilwarrt.org/index.html.

  12. Dec
    24
    Tuesday: Dec 24 – Dec 25 (all day)

    The Museum will be closed on Tuesday, December 24-25, 2013, for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

    The Museum will reopen on Thursday, December 26, 2013 at 10am

  13. Jan
    1
    Wednesday: Jan 1 (all day)

     

    The National Museum of Civil War Medicine and its affiliate sites will be closed today, Wednesday, January 1st, 2014.

    Happy New Year!

  14. Jan
    16
    Thursday: 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

    Monocacy NB; The Sesquicentennial and Beyond

    Join the members of the Frederick County Roundtable and guest speaker Rich Slade,superintendent Monocacy NB, for a presentation on Monocacy NB; The Sesquicentennial and Beyond. The meetings and presentations are free and open to the public. They are held September through May on the third Thursday of the month. For more information on the Frederick County Civil War Roundtable please visit http://frederickcountycivilwarrt.org/index.html.

  15. Jan
    25
    Saturday: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

     

    This book sale will feature hard-to-find titles on Civil War medicine, the history of medicine, surgeons’ memoirs and biographies, comparative religion, the rise of the scientific study of nature, military medicine, and related topics.
    Members and Volunteers of the Museum will have an exclusive access to the sale before being open to the public! 
    The sale will be open to the public on Saturday, January 25 from 10:00am to 4:00pm. All proceeds directly benefit the National Museum of Civil War Medicine. 

     

  16. Feb
    1
    Saturday: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

    Join the National Museum of Civil War Medicine for its first Civil War Talk of the new year! Speaker Robert Slawson, MD, FACR, and author of Prologue to Change: African Americans in Medicine in the Civil War Era will discuss his publications. Civil War Talks are included in the price of admission and free to members.

  17. Feb
    10
    Monday: 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

     

    Do you love history?  Do you love food?  If you answered yes to either of these questions then join us for a night of Civil War love stories paired with exquisite food and libations.

    Start your Valentine week off right by joining us

    at 6 pm, Monday February 10th.

     

    The Wine Kitchen, on Carroll Creek in downtown Frederick has reserved the entire restaurant for this occasion.  This is a private event and will include love stories as told by Executive Director George Wunderlich.  Stories of passion, longing and loss.  Stories of food and drink.  Stories that will transport you back in time.  We have provided the Wine Kitchen with primary sourced tales of food, love and dining from the Civil War era.  Their chef and staff will create one of a kind interpretations of these stories for an historic and unforgettable dining experience.  Happy hour cash bar from 6:00 to 7:00 pm.  Dinner begins at 7:00 pm.

    Seating is limited to 60 guests, rsvp as soon as possible to

    The Wine Kitchen

    301-663-6968

     

    History Lover’s Dining Event Menu

      

    Amuse Bouche

     

    First Course

    Beef consomme / short ribs / potato / WK “hard tack”

    Paired with: Catoctin Creek Virginia Brandy Toddy

     

    Second Course

    Pork Belly / farmhouse ale and coffee marinade / pickled baby vegetables / red-eye gravy

    Paired with: Goose Island Pepe Nero Farmhouse Ale

     

     

    Intermezzo

    Roman Punch Granita

     

    Third Course

    Slow Roasted Poussin / navy bean cassoulet / cornbread / date puree

    Paired with: Louis Latour Pinot Noir, (Marsannay, Burgundy) 2011

     

    Dessert

    Gingerbread / parsnip-ginger ice cream / caramel / golden raisins

    Paired with: Orchid Cellars Mead

     

    A portion of the proceeds go to the National Museum of Civil War Medicine.

  18. Feb
    15
    Saturday: 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

    Come play with Toys and Games from the Past! The National Museum of Civil War Medicine in collaboration with the Dancing Bear Toy Store in downtown Frederick, Maryland will bring toys and games from the past to life for children ages 3-10.  Families will step back in time at the Bear as they visit with historic interpreters dressed in period clothing.  Explore more than 15 games and toys that have been enjoyed by children for generations. This event is free; registration is suggested. Please visit www.dbeartoys.com for more information and to register.
  19. Feb
    18
    Tuesday: 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

    Join Nat. Museum of Civil War Medicine staff member, Kyle Wichtendahl for a special presentation at the Edlersburg Branch of the Carroll County Public Library.  After the presentation be sure to check out the Library’s special exhibit – Civil War 150. This traveling exhibition was organized by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History in partnership with The Library of America. The project, Civil War 150: Exploring the War and Its Meaning through the Words of Those Who Lived It, has been made possible in part through a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor.

  20. Feb
    20
    Thursday: 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
    Join members of the Frederick County Civil War Roundtable for an evening lecture. Becky Oakes, our student speaker, a master’s degree candidate at West Virginia University, will present “’To Think of the Subject Unmans Me:’ An Exploration of Grief and Soldiering Through the Letters of Henry Livermore Abbott.” 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.
  21. 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.

     

  22. 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.

     

  23. 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.  

  24. 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.
  25. 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/.
  26. 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.
  27. 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. 
  28. 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. 

    Click Here Register Now

  29. 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. 
  30. 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!