Mercy Street Viewing Party @ National Museum of Civil War Medicine
Feb 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join the National Museum of Civil War Medicine as we watch the latest episode of the new PBS drama Mercy Street! Staff from the Museum will give our analysis of the episode and answer your questions. Did they really do that? Do they still do that? Join us and find out. Mercy Street is the first drama produced by PBS in more than a decade. Set in a Union Army hospital in occupied Alexandria, Virginia, Mercy Street blends history with a medical drama. Nurses and doctors battle disease and death while surrounded by a war-time world that presents its...

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Frederick County Civil War Roundtable @ National Museum of Civil War Medicine
Feb 18 @ 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 NMCWM.
Feb 19 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
"Civil War Medicine... It's Not What You Think!" -- Medical Education and Innovation @ National Museum of Civil War Medicine
Have you gotten up close with the tools of the Civil War medical trade? NMCWM Collections Manager Tom Frezza presents the second talk in the “Civil War Medicine… It’s Not What You Think!” series. The presentation will feature artifacts pulled from the collections of the Museum emphasizing the evolution of medical education and the tools used by Civil War surgeons. The talk begins at 5:30 PM in the Delaplaine-Randall Conference Room and is FREE and open to the public. The mid-19th century transformed American medicine. The era featured confrontations between the tenets of Heroic medicine and the rise of...

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Feb 20 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Artifact Spotlight – Assistant Surgeon Louis Radzinsky and the 54th Massachusetts  @ National Museum of Civil War Medicine
Don’t miss this opportunity for an intimate experience with artifacts from one of the most famous regiments in the Civil War. The 54th Massachusetts was made famous by the 1989 film Glory, starring Denzel Washington, Morgan Freeman, and Matthew Broderick. This African American unit astonished the world during their brave, yet unsuccessful attack on Battery Wagner, near Charleston, SC in the summer of 1863. The National Museum of Civil War Medicine is home to a collection of medical artifacts from a member of this unit: Assistant Surgeon Louis Radzinksy. Join us as we explore the story of the 54th Massachusetts...

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Mercy Street Viewing Party @ National Museum of Civil War Medicine
Feb 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join the National Museum of Civil War Medicine as we watch the latest episode of the new PBS drama Mercy Street! Staff from the Museum will give our analysis of the episode and answer your questions. Did they really do that? Do they still do that? Join us and find out. Mercy Street is the first drama produced by PBS in more than a decade. Set in a Union Army hospital in occupied Alexandria, Virginia, Mercy Street blends history with a medical drama. Nurses and doctors battle disease and death while surrounded by a war-time world that presents its...

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Feb 26 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
"Civil War Medicine... It's Not What You Think!" -- Letterman's Legacy @ National Museum of Civil War Medicine
  Have you heard of Jonathan Letterman? Longtime NMCWM volunteer Greg Susla presents on the lasting legacy of Major Jonathan Letterman as the third talk in the “Civil War Medicine… It’s Not What You Think!” series. The talk begins at 5:30 PM in the Delaplaine-Randall Conference Room and is FREE and open to the public. Appointed Medical Director of the Army of the Potomac in July 1862, Major Letterman had an immense task ahead of him. He was charged with reshaping a deficient and failing Union medical department in one of the key theaters of the American Civil War. Facing...

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Feb 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
All's Fair in Love and War: Lust and Romance in America's Civil War @ National Museum of Civil War Medicine
What do you know about love in the Civil War? In the latest iteration of the National Museum of Civil War Medicine’s “After Hours” program, presenters will delve into the romantic history of the Civil War: stories of love and romance, complete with tales of brothels and close to 200,000 cases of venereal disease. Explore these sometimes hilarious, sometimes heartbreaking tales of love lost and love gained during the Civil War. Join us in the darkened galleries of the National Museum of Civil War Medicine for stories of love, lust, and loss that are oftentimes hard to believe; but truth...

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"Civil War Medicine... It's Not What You Think!" -- Civil War Medical Innovation in Modern Military Medicine @ National Museum of Civil War Medicine
Why does Civil War Medicine still matter? Colonel Laura R. Brosch, RN will discuss the Civil War’s lasting impact on modern military medicine in the last talk of the “Civil War Medicine… It’s Not What You Think!” series. The talk begins at 5:30 PM in the Delaplaine-Randall Conference Room and is FREE and open to the public. Colonel Brosch currently serves as Director of the Office of Research Protections (ORP) and Director of ORP Human Research Protection Office Headquarters at the US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command on Fort Detrick in Frederick, MD. She is the most recent recipient...

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Historical Interpreters Workshop @ National Museum of Civil War Medicine
Mar 5 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Historical Interpreters Workshop @ National Museum of Civil War Medicine
  Involved in living history? Are you a volunteer at a Civil War historical site or battlefield? Interested in learning more about Civil War Medicine? The National Museum of Civil War Medicine presents the Historical Interpreters Workshop! This all-day seminar will give you the tools to begin telling the complex and vitally important stories found at Civil War historical sites, with an emphasis on Civil War Medicine. This program is designed to give you the knowledge and know-how to present history to the public through tours and presentations. While often side-stepped, the story of Civil War Medicine is vital...

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Clara Barton and Her Callers @ National Museum of Civil War Medicine
Mar 5 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Clara Barton accomplished so much, but she didn’t do it alone. Join us at the Clara Barton’s Missing Soldiers Office on Saturday March 5, 2016 to discover the men and women who helped Clara with her work. From saintly stories of volunteerism to salacious rumors, uncover the intimate history of Clara Barton and her many callers.
Mar 14 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Public History Project - Bushwaller's Pub @ Bushwaller's
Kick-Off St. Patrick’s Day Week with the National Museum of Civil War Medicine at Bushwaller’s Pub What goes together better than beer and history? The National Museum of Civil War Medicine will introduce its “Public History Project,” a series of programs designed to take historical topics into new venues. Join the museum staff at Bushwaller’s Pub in Downtown Frederick on Monday, March 14 for tales of Irish partying prowess, a quiz about Civil War drinking habits, and the opportunity to win prizes. The activities will begin at 4 PM. Grab your friends, test your wits, and start your St....

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Frederick County Civil War Roundtable @ National Museum of Civil War Medicine
Mar 17 @ 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 NMCWM.
After Hours in the Carty Building @ National Museum of Civil War Medicine
Mar 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
After Hours in the Carty Building @ National Museum of Civil War Medicine
“After Hours” at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine Reserve your ticket now! On Friday, March 18, at 7 PM, the National Museum of Civil War Medicine will host an exclusive access tour of the Carty Building in Downtown Frederick for a special “After Hours” program. In honor of the Museum’s 20th Anniversary guests will tour the historic structure dating back to the 1830s, passing through the building’s history as they walk through the darkened galleries and offices. Staff and volunteers will share stories of Civil War embalmers, the building’s most infamous tenants, and their first-hand accounts of...

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Women Soldiers of the Civil War @ National Museum of Civil War Medicine
Mar 26 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Women Soldiers of the Civil War @ National Museum of Civil War Medicine
Did you know that more than 400 women served in the Civil War dressed as men?   Join us for this fascinating presentation on the women soldiers of the American Civil War. Tracey McIntire and Dr. Audrey Scanlan-Teller will speak on the experiences of over four hundred women who disguised themselves as men to serve heroically in Union and Confederate armies during the Civil War. The presentation will illuminate not only individual stories, but gender roles and military culture during the Civil War-era. Both speakers will themselves be authentically dressed as Civil War female soldiers. The program will take place...

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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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The Barton Patient Rolls

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Frederick Patients after the Battle of Antietam

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