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Upcoming Events at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine

Upcoming Events at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine

The National Museum of Civil War Medicine is located at 48 East Patrick Street in downtown Frederick, Maryland. Open Monday-Saturday 10-5, Sunday 11-5. Admission $6.50 for adults, $6.00 for seniors, $4.50 for children 10-16, children 9 and under are free. Museum Store. Call 301-695-1864 for more information.
The Pry House Field Hospital Museum is located on the Antietam National Battlefield, 18906 Shepherdstown Pike, between Sharpsburg and Keedysville, Maryland. Open Memorial Day - October 31, 7 days a week 11-5:00; May and November - December, weekends only from 11-5:00. Suggested donation of $2.00. Museum Store. Call 301-695-1864 for more information.
July
(BOLD)Children's Experience Weekend
Saturday and Sunday, July 11-12, 2009: 11am to 4:30pm
Pry House Field Hospital Museum, Keedysville, MD
Enjoy a kids-day-out at the Pry House Field Hospital Museum with hands-on activities and programs focused on how children lived during the mid-eighteenth century. Staff and children dressed in period attire will lead games and a craft. For more information, call 301-416-2395 or visit us online at www.civilwarmed.org.
(BOLD)Civil War Free Summer Lecture Series
Orthopedic Surgery: Then and Now
Speaker: John Rathgeb, M.D.
Wednesday, July 15, 2009: 7:30pm-9pm (Doors open at 7)
National Museum of Civil War Medicine, Frederick, MD
Don't be scared by the topic. Presented by John Rathgeb, M.D., orthopedic surgeon and NMCWM docent, the lecture will focus on military wounds, comparing Civil War wounds to the wounds suffered by our soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan today. Come be surprised by the similarities. For more information, please call the Museum at 301-695-1864.
(BOLD)Civil War Free Summer Lecture Series
"Brother against...Insects": The role of insects in the Civil War
Speaker: Gary L. Miller, Entomologist
Wednesday, July 22, 2009: 7:30pm-9pm (Doors open at 7)
National Museum of Civil War Medicine, Frederick, MD
The fact that microbes caused more death than hostile fire is well-known to the student of the American Civil War. However, the role of insects in the transmission of disease-causing organisms is often overlooked. Maladies such as dysentery and malaria have an important or critical insect component and accounted for tremendous suffering during the war. Surrounded by insects such as flies, lice, and fleas, both Union and Confederate soldiers often found themselves battling insects more than each other. As Dr. Miller reveals the influence of insects on soldiering during the Civil War, he will mix science with history; incorporating hands-on-objects to help us better understand the role of insects in the Civil War. Dr. Miller, a research entomologist with the USDA, has published many works on insects and insects in the Civil War that have been celebrated as pioneering works. For more information, please call the Museum at 301-695-1864.
(BOLD)Civil War Summer Lecture Series
Postwar Memorial Activities: Creating of the United Daughters of the Confederacy IUDC) and the Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV)
Speaker: Waite Rawls III, Executive Director of the Museum of the Confederacy
Wednesday, July 29, 2009: 7:30pm- 9pm (Doors open at 7)
National Museum of Civil War Medicine, Frederick, MD
Join Mr. Rawls as he discusses the memorial activities in the decades that followed the Civil War. As Civil War topic that is almost never discussed, but affects so many of our battlefields and organizations, Mr. Rawls will cover many memorial activities, focusing on the creation of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, the Sons of Confederate Veterans, and the Museum of the Confederacy. For more information, please call the Museum at 301-695-1864.

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