Mercy Street Viewing Party: Episode 2 @ National Museum of Civil War Medicine
Jan 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join the National Museum of Civil War Medicine as we watch the second episode of the new PBS drama Mercy Street on Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 6 PM. 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...

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Mercy Street Viewing Party @ National Museum of Civil War Medicine
Feb 4 @ 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 8 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
3rd Annual History Lover's Dinner @ The Wine Kitchen
The National Museum of Civil War Medicine is offering you a taste of history at the Wine Kitchen. This year’s History Lover’s Dinner is inspired by the healing aspects and qualities of food, and for good reason. The National Museum of Civil War Medicine recently acted as historical consultants on the new PBS drama Mercy Street. The Museum took these stories of healing and supplied them to Chef Jeff Beard. His inspiration led to a distinctive menu. Come share in a gastronomic experience that pairs stirring tales from the Civil War with historically-inspired dishes. This year’s program comes amid the...

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Mercy Street Viewing Party @ National Museum of Civil War Medicine
Feb 11 @ 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 12 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
"Civil War Medicine... It's not what you think!" -- Era of Heroic Medicine @ National Museum of Civil War Medicine
  What do you know about Civil War Medicine? NMCWM Board President Betsy Estilow will open a four-part lecture series titled “Civil War Medicine… It’s not what you think!” with a presentation on the Era of Heroic Medicine. On Friday, February 12 at 4:30 PM, there will be an opening reception in the Delaplaine-Randall Conference Room, followed by the presentation at 5:30 PM. This lecture series is FREE and open to the public. The presentation will be a great introduction for those seeking to learn more about the beginnings of Civil War Medicine and the era’s influence on the modern...

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Clara Barton and Her “Callers” @ Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office
Feb 13 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 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, February 13, 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.  
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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Frederick Patients after the Battle of Antietam

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