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Tour of the Pry House Field Hospital Museum Garden and Grounds
July 17, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT| $5 suggested donation
Join docent Greg Susla for a guided tour of the Pry House Field Hospital Museum’s medicinal garden and grounds.
On Saturday July 17 at 11:00 AM join Museum docent and retired critical care pharmacist Greg Susla on a guided tour of the Pry House Field Hospital Museum’s medicinal herb garden and grounds. The suggested $5 donation goes towards supporting the garden and the Pry House.
For five years Dr. Susla has worked to plant, care for, and expand a 19th century medicinal herb garden on the grounds of the Pry property on Antietam National Battlefield. Boasting over 35 different herbal varieties, the garden is representative of plants that would have been grown during the period in the Mid-Atlantic region. In addition to the medicinal herb garden, visitors will learn about the rest of the grounds of the Pry House which include a barn which was used as a field hospital after the Battle of Antietam – treating about 500 patients, a key overlook which was used by Union General George McClellan and Medical Director Jonathan Letterman to coordinate the battle and medical response of Antietam.
Greg Susla has been a volunteer at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine since January 2011. Greg’s interest in the Civil War stems from his home town, Torrington, CT, the birth place of the abolitionist John Brown. Greg received his pharmacy degrees from the Universities of Connecticut and Florida and completed a critical care pharmacy residency at the Ohio State University Hospitals. Greg spent the majority of his career as the ICU pharmacist at National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD and volunteered his time in the ICU at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, MD. Greg has been active in the Society of Critical Care Medicine for over 25 years serving on a number of the Society’s committees, and is a Fellow in the American College of Critical Care Medicine. Greg recently retired as the Associate Director of Medical Information at MedImmune in Gaithersburg, MD. Greg is leading the restoration of the garden and is being assisted by his wife Lisa and other staff members and volunteers at the Museum and Pry House. Greg and his wife Lisa live in Frederick, MD.
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