Digital Historical Interpreters Workshop Presented by the Blue and Gray Hospital Association
August 29 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT| $50 NMCWM member/$60 non-member
Due to concerns about the spread COVID-19, we are hosting a digital version of the Historical Interpreters Workshop
Due to concerns about the spread COVID-19, we are hosting a digital version of the Historical Interpreters Workshop. Attendees will be able to learn about Civil War medicine from the comfort and safety of their homes. The presentations will go on as planned, but the setting will be online. Registrants will receive a link for the workshop the day prior to the event.
The Blue and Gray Hospital Association presents the annual Historical Interpreters Workshop at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine.
On Saturday, August 29, 2020, Museum volunteers and living historians will present on a number of important topics related to the incredible history of Civil War medicine. This one-day symposium is designed for students of the American Civil War and for those working or volunteering at historical sites and organizations.
“Civil War Medicine: It’s Not What You Think” is a motto at the museum and this symposium demonstrates the depth and complexities to the story of medical care during the American Civil War.
Presentations will run throughout the day, with a break for lunch on your own in Downtown Frederick. Tickets are $50 for Museum members and Blue and Gray Hospital Association members and $60 for the general public. Registrants will receive a link for the workshop the day prior to the event.
Tentative Schedule of Events:
8:00 – 8:15 AM Check-in and Introduction
8:15 – 9:15 AM Carolyn Ivanoff – Clara Barton
9:15 – 10:15 AM Mavis Slawson – Wheelchairs throughout the Years
10:15 – 10:30 AM Break
10:30 AM – 11:30 PM Bob Slawson – Food Preservation
11:30 – 1:00 PM Lunch and Explore Downtown Frederick
1:00 – 2:00 PM Ron Kirkwood – Too Much for Human Endurance: The George Spangler Farm Hospitals
2:00 – 2:15 PM Break
2:15 – 3:15 PM Jon Willen – The History of the National Museum of Health and Medicine
3:15 – 3:30 PM Conclusions/Thanks for attending