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Emergency Care from the Civil War to Today at the Pry House
September 14, 2019 - September 15, 2019| Pay-What-You-Please
See examples of Civil War, Gulf War, and modern ambulances to see how emergency care has changed over the years
The Pry House Field Hospital Museum will have special programming the weekend of September 14 – 15 in honor of the 157th anniversary of the Battle of Antietam.
Throughout the weekend on September 14 – 15 visitors to the Pry House will have the opportunity to explore a replica Civil War-era ambulance, a Gulf War-era ambulance, and a modern ambulance equipped with life-saving equipment. Have all three ambulances in one place represents a unique opportunity to see how emergency medical care has changed throughout American history.
At 3:00 PM on September 14 and 15, staff from the NMCWM and personnel from Shepherdstown Fire Department and Sharpsburg Area Emergency Medical Services will give a special presentation on the history of emergency care during the Civil War under the Letterman Plan and modern EMS practices. It will be a pay-what-you-please presentation.