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Virtual Q&A on Facebook Live – Black Diamond Disaster with Karen Stone
April 22, 2020 @ 4:00 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 Wednesday, April 22 at 4:00 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 have a conversation with Museum Director Karen Stone. In April 1865, a maritime disaster took place on the Potomac River near St. Clement’s Island that resulted in the loss of 70+ lives. Karen Stone will discuss the event and its repercussions. Send us your questions in advance on Facebook or by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and tune in to the Museum’s Facebook page for what is sure to be a fascinating conversation. During this FREE program, you’ll hear about different aspects of healthcare on the front lines and in hospitals during the most destructive conflict in our nation’s history that continues impact us today. We are here to answer your questions about Civil War medical care!
Karen E. Stone is the Director of the Museums Division of St. Mary’s County Government. She oversees three distinct sites in the county, and is responsible for strategic planning, fundraising, creating partnerships, overseeing museum operations, and more. She recently published an article about the Black Diamond disaster in America’s Civil War Magazine entitled Peril on the Potomac.
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