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Christmas in the Hospital
December 17, 2016 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm EDT| Included in Admission, Free for Members
How did the patients in Frederick’s Civil War hospitals celebrate the holidays?
Join us at the National Museum of Civil War as Program Coordinator Jake Wynn details how Christmas was celebrated inside Downtown Frederick’s numerous war-time hospitals. Between 1861 and 1865, thousands of soldiers were treated here in the city. Many of them were away from their units due to injury or disease and were surrounded by strangers. The citizens of Frederick stood up and provided food, drink, and entertainment for many of the soldiers housed here over the course of four Christmas seasons. Uncover the incredible stories of humanity, charity, and celebration that took place here in the darkest days of our country’s history.
Join us through the fall for talks about Frederick and various aspects of its Civil War history.
The talk is included with admission to the National Museum of Civil War Medicine and free for NMCWM members.