August 29, 2014 @ 12:00 am – 2:00 am
National Museum of Civil War Medicine
48 E Patrick Street
We would like to invite you to celebrate the grand opening of our newest exhibit When the War is Over… The Mental and Physical Legacy of the War at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine.
Enjoy the newest release in the Civil War Beer Series, Bad Old Man Ransom Ale, along with refreshments provided by Wegmans in the Delaplaine-Randall Conference Room.
Our new exhibit shares the story of a soldier’s life in the aftermath of war. A Civil War veteran experienced mental and physical trials while returning to civilian life; an obstacle CURRENTLY faced by thousands of men and women today. In an effort to ease the veterans’ transition, social and government programs were created which are still operational. The exhibit highlights Confederate soldier James Edward Hanger, the war’s first amputee, and his creation of his own prosthetic leg. The Hanger Company continues to produce prosthetics to this day. While our exhibit focuses on Civil War veteran medical care, we bring to light many of the same issues faced by veterans of today’s wars.
This exhibit was made possible through a grant from the Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area.
We look forward to seeing you!