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Virtual Guided Tour of the Pry House on YouTube with Rachel Moses
July 29, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT| FREE
Enjoy a virtual tour of the Pry House exploring the civilian impact of Civil War battles.
Join us on Thursday, July 29 at 1:00 PM on YouTube for a virtual program hosted by the National Museum of Civil War Medicine. You can tune in live by visiting youtube.com/user/nmcwm at the scheduled time.
Pry House Field Hospital Museum Site Supervisor Rachel Moses will give viewers a virtual tour of the Pry House. The house became a headquarters and a hospital during the bloodiest single day in American history – September 17, 1862. As the Battle of Antietam raged, decisions were made on this historic property that shaped the lives of soldiers, surgeons, and civilians. The tour will explore the history of the house and the impact of the battle on civilians, especially the Pry family. The Pry House hosted the commander of the Army of the Potomac General George B. McClellan and served as headquarters for the Medical Department under Major Jonathan Letterman, Medical Director of the Army of the Potomac. Following the battle, President Lincoln paid a visit to the Pry house.
Rachel Moses is the Site Manager for the Pry House Field Hospital Museum. She received her M.A. in History and Museum Studies from Youngstown State University in Ohio. She most recently worked as an Education Specialist for the West Virginia State Museum in Charleston, WV from 2011 to 2018.
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