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Digital Historical Interpreters Workshop Presented by the Blue and Gray Hospital Association
August 28, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm EDT| $50 NMCWM member/$60 non-member
The Historical Interpreters Workshop is a one-day digital symposium covering the incredible legacy of Civil War medicine
The Blue and Gray Hospital Association presents the annual Historical Interpreters Workshop at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine. In 2021 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. Registrants will receive a link to attend the workshop the day prior to the event.
On Saturday, August 28, 2021 from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM, 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. 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.
Schedule of Events:
9:15 – 9:30 AM: Welcome and Introduction
9:30 – 10:30 AM: Hospital Stewards in the Civil War presented by Dr. Bill Campbell
10:30 – 11:30 AM: 11th Corps Field Hospitals at Gettysburg presented by Carolyn Ivanoff
11:30 – 1:00 PM: Break for Lunch
1:00 – 2:00 PM: The Evacuation and Handling of the Wounded by the B&O Railroad After Antietam presented by Tony Puzzilla
2:00 – 3:00 PM: “What If?” The Story of Ignaz Philippe Semmelweis presented by Jon Willen
3:00 – 3:15 PM: Conclusions/Thanks for virtually attending!