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The 1864 Pittsburgh Sanitary Fair with Rich Condon
September 11, 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm EDT| FREE
COVID-19 and closures won’t stop us from sharing the incredible lessons we can learn from studying medical care during the Civil War!
Join us on Friday, September 11 at 4:30 PM on Facebook Live for a virtual program hosted by the National Museum of Civil War Medicine. You can tune in live by visiting facebook.com/civilwarmed/live at the scheduled time.
Director of Interpretation Jake Wynn will talk with public historian Rich Condon about the 1864 Sanitary Fair in Pittsburgh. Orchestrated by the United States Sanitary Commission, Pittsburgh’s Sanitary Fair was held between June 1 and 18, 1864, and raised more than $300,000 for the care of Union soldiers. The Fair would come to be known as one of the most profitable fundraising events held in the wartime North.
Richard Condon is a public historian based out of Western Pennsylvania’s Pittsburgh region. For nine years he has worked with a multitude of sites and organizations, including The Battle of Franklin Trust, Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, and Flight 93 National Memorial. Rich currently serves in the capacity of Park Ranger at Reconstruction Era National Historical Park. He also writes for and operates Civil War Pittsburgh, which focuses on education and preservation regarding Western Pennsylvania’s role in the American Civil War.
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