Nov 27 – Nov 28 all-day
Museums Closed: Thanksgiving
The National Museum of Civil War Medicine & its affiliate sites will be closed today, Thursday, November 27th, 2014 in observation on Thanksgiving. The Museum will be open on Friday, November 28th, 2014 at 10:00am.
Antietam National Battlefield Illumination @ Pry House Field Hospital Museum
Dec 6 @ 4:00 pm – Dec 6 @ 10:00 pm
Antietam National Battlefield Illumination  @ Pry House Field Hospital Museum
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.
A Pry House Christmas @ Pry House Field Hospital Museum
Dec 7 @ 4:00 pm – Dec 7 @ 9:00 pm
A Pry House Christmas  @ Pry House Field Hospital Museum
Come to the Pry House and see what the holiday traditions where during the time of the American Civil War. Have some cookies, play games, drink hot drinks, see and make decorations, and sit and have a chat with our very own Civil War Santa.
Museums by Candlelight @ National Museum of Civil War Medicine
Dec 13 @ 5:00 pm – Dec 14 @ 2:00 am
Museums by Candlelight @ National Museum of Civil War Medicine
  The NMCWM is one of a dozen historical and cultural venues participating in this holiday celebration. The Museum has extended hours and is open to the public for free. Living historians will be on-site portraying surgeons of the Union and Confederate Armies, talking about their life-saving work in the Civil War. Docents will be on hand to talk with visitors throughout the galleries and live musicians will be playing period Christmas and other Civil War Era tunes, Children can make 19th century crafts to take home and we may even have a visit from our Civil War Santa Claus!
Frederick County Civil War Roundtable Meeting @ The National Museum of Civil War Medicine
Dec 18 @ 12:30 am – 1:30 am
Join members of the Frederick County Civil War Roundtable for their Annual Christmas Party, refreshments will be served, please bring a snack or dessert to share. 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
Dec 24 – Dec 26 all-day
The Museum will be closed on Tuesday, December 24-25, 2014, for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. The Museum will reopen on Friday, December 26, 2014 at 10am
Jan 4 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Jennifer Moore will present on the subject of her undergraduate thesis, “A Woman’s Touch: Female Nursing in the American Civil War”. Ms. Moore will discuss the creation of formal nursing roles for women in Union and Confederate militaries. She will relay the many obstacles which they encountered, such as the pressure of societal norms and the sexism of male colleagues, as well as their successes on carving out a meaningful role for women in Civil War medicine. The talk will look at specific nurses with a strong impact, including Louisa May Alcott and Hannah Ropes. It will also touch on...

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Black History Month Talks @ Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office
Feb 7 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
On Saturday afternoons in the month of February the CBMSO will host a free lecture series centered on African American contributions in the Civil War. Speakers will include historians C.R. Gibbs, Bob O’Connor, and Betsy Estilow. Talks will take place in Room 9 of the Missing Soldiers Office and are open to all visitors free of charge.
Feb 8 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Gene Schmiel will discuss the subject of his recent book, Citizen General: Jacob Dolson Cox and the Civil War Era. Jacob Cox, a lawyer, politician, and former divinity student with no formal military training, was among the first Union generals in the Civil War. In a conflict in which “political generals” often proved less than competent, Cox emerged as one of the best commanders in the Union army. His military career included helping secure West Virginia for the Union; jointly commanding the left wing of the Union army at the critical Battle of Antietam; breaking the Confederate supply line at...

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Black History Month Talks @ Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office
Feb 12 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
On Saturday afternoons in the month of February the CBMSO will host a free lecture series centered on African American contributions in the Civil War. Speakers will include historians C.R. Gibbs, Bob O’Connor, and Betsy Estilow. Talks will take place in Room 9 of the Missing Soldiers Office and are open to all visitors free of charge.
Black History Month Talks @ Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office
Feb 19 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
On Saturday afternoons in the month of February the CBMSO will host a free lecture series centered on African American contributions in the Civil War. Speakers will include historians C.R. Gibbs, Bob O’Connor, and Betsy Estilow. Talks will take place in Room 9 of the Missing Soldiers Office and are open to all visitors free of charge.
Black History Month Talks @ Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office
Feb 26 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
On Saturday afternoons in the month of February the CBMSO will host a free lecture series centered on African American contributions in the Civil War. Speakers will include historians C.R. Gibbs, Bob O’Connor, and Betsy Estilow. Talks will take place in Room 9 of the Missing Soldiers Office and are open to all visitors free of charge.
Women’s History Month Talks @ Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office
Mar 7 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
On Saturday afternoons in the month of March, the Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office will host a free lecture series centered on the contributions of women in the Civil War. A full schedule will be posted soon. Talks will take place in Room 9 of the Missing Soldiers office and are open to all visitors free of charge.
Mar 8 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Author and historian Bob O’Connor will talk on the subject of his recent book, The U.S. Colored Troops at Andersonville Prison. Though Confederate officers and troops were infamous for giving no quarter to members of the United States Colored Troops, over one hundred black soldiers are known to have been held in the notorious Confederate prison at Andersonville, Georgia. Many would die there in captivity and their graves incorporated in Andersonville National Cemetery. Mr. O’Connor will give an account of these forgotten African-American prisoners and highlight the remarkable stories of a few USCT soldiers held in Andersonville. The NMCWM will...

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Living Historians Workshop @ National Museum of Civil War Medicine
Mar 14 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
The National Museum of Civil War Medicine hosts its Annual Civil War Medicine Living Historians Workshop, an all-day symposium on skills, knowledge, and resources valuable in providing quality living history programs to the public, specifically focused on medicine during the Civil War. Sessions will be hosted by members of the Blue and Gray Hospital Association, as well as other veteran living history interpreters and museum staff. Registration of the Living Historians Workshop is $60 for non-members and $50 for members and active volunteers, and includes lunch. Participants will be able to register online or by phone.
Women’s History Month Talks @ Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office
Mar 14 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
On Saturday afternoons in the month of March, the Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office will host a free lecture series centered on the contributions of women in the Civil War. A full schedule will be posted soon. Talks will take place in Room 9 of the Missing Soldiers office and are open to all visitors free of charge.
Women’s History Month Talks @ Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office
Mar 21 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
On Saturday afternoons in the month of March, the Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office will host a free lecture series centered on the contributions of women in the Civil War. A full schedule will be posted soon. Talks will take place in Room 9 of the Missing Soldiers office and are open to all visitors free of charge.
Women’s History Month Talks @ Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office
Mar 28 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
On Saturday afternoons in the month of March, the Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office will host a free lecture series centered on the contributions of women in the Civil War. A full schedule will be posted soon. Talks will take place in Room 9 of the Missing Soldiers office and are open to all visitors free of charge.
Bell and History Day @ National Museum of Civil War Medicine
Apr 4 @ 4:00 pm – Apr 4 @ 9:00 pm
Bell and History Day @ National Museum of Civil War Medicine
The National Museum of Civil War Medicine is one of a dozen participants in this Frederick County Historic Sites Consortium event to kick off the 2015 museum season. Members of the Blue & Gray Hospital Association will be on hand to display and interpret an expansive collection of Civil War-era medical accouterments, both original and reproduction. Admission to the museum is free for Bell and History Day.
Civil War Scholars Saturday @ Pry House Field Hospital Museum
Apr 25 @ 9:45 am – 3:00 pm
The Pry House hosts a one-day mini-symposium with experts in Civil War history. Four scholars will each give a presentation followed by an open discussion with the audience. The program will focus on unknown and surprising aspects of the Civil War. A full list of presenters will follow. No pre-registration is required to attend. A donation of $10 is suggested for attendees.
Civil War Talks @ National Museum of Civil War Medicine
May 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The NMCWM will host a free lecture by an expert on a topic of the Civil War at 2:00PM on the first Saturday of every month in 2015. Speakers and topics will vary. A complete schedule will be posted soon. Programs will take place in the Delaplaine-Randall Conference Room and are open to all visitors free of charge.
Confederate Living History Day @ National Museum of Civil War Medicine
May 23 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
The museum hosts its annual Confederate Living History Day, highlighting the Southern side of Civil War medicine. The Blue and Gray Hospital Association will be on hand in period dress conducting living history for the Confederate medical service. Living historians will also be on hand to portray the common soldier and discuss the uniforms, weapons, food, and daily life for Confederate soldiers in the Army of Northern Virginia. Events are free with museum admission.
Civil War Talks @ National Museum of Civil War Medicine
Jun 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The NMCWM will host a free lecture by an expert on a topic of the Civil War at 2:00PM on the first Saturday of every month in 2015. Speakers and topics will vary. A complete schedule will be posted soon. Programs will take place in the Delaplaine-Randall Conference Room and are open to all visitors free of charge.
Jun 11 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Robert Hartman, an expert of the history and culture of American flags, will give a program on the U.S. Flag in history. The program will highlight how both the appearance and usage of the national flag have changed throughout history, including during the Civil War. Mr. Hartman has collected nearly a thousand reproduction and original flags, some of which he will incorporate into the presentation. The program will take place in Room 9 of the Missing SOldiers Office and is open to all visitors free of charge.
Jun 21 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Cigar and Whiskey Night
2015 Cigar and Whiskey Night 4th Annual Cigar and Whiskey Night Saturday, June 21, 2015 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. Exceptional fare will be provided. Please...

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Summer Lecture Series – 2015 @ National Museum of Civil War Medicine
Jul 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The National Museum of Civil War Medicine will host a lecture by a historical expert on a subject of the Civil War. A full schedule of presenters and topics will be available online in 2015. Talks are free and open to the public.
Civil War Talks @ National Museum of Civil War Medicine
Jul 4 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The NMCWM will host a free lecture by an expert on a topic of the Civil War at 2:00PM on the first Saturday of every month in 2015. Speakers and topics will vary. A complete schedule will be posted soon. Programs will take place in the Delaplaine-Randall Conference Room and are open to all visitors free of charge.
Summer Lecture Series – 2015 @ National Museum of Civil War Medicine
Jul 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The National Museum of Civil War Medicine will host a lecture by a historical expert on a subject of the Civil War. A full schedule of presenters and topics will be available online in 2015. Talks are free and open to the public.
Summer Lecture Series – 2015 @ National Museum of Civil War Medicine
Jul 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The National Museum of Civil War Medicine will host a lecture by a historical expert on a subject of the Civil War. A full schedule of presenters and topics will be available online in 2015. Talks are free and open to the public.
Summer Lecture Series – 2015 @ National Museum of Civil War Medicine
Jul 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The National Museum of Civil War Medicine will host a lecture by a historical expert on a subject of the Civil War. A full schedule of presenters and topics will be available online in 2015. Talks are free and open to the public.