Frederick, MD. The National Museum of Civil War Medicine opens this year’s Civil War Lecture series at 2:00 pm on Saturday, February 11, 2012, with Professor James F. Tent’s lecture on the Dawn of Microbiology. This year’s lectures will unveil new research on a variety of topics as well as creative comparative programs not seen before. The lectures take place the second Saturday of each month from February through October, with an exception in April. Each 60 minute lecture starts at 2:00 pm and includes a Q&A session. The lecture fee is included in the regular price of admission to the 7,000 square foot museum dedicated to Civil War medicine in downtown Historic Frederick, Maryland. Fees: $7.50 for Adults, $7.00 for seniors and military and $6.00 for students 10-16 years old. Lecture timing enables visitors to eat lunch at any of the countless cafés, delis and restaurants located within minutes of the Museum at 48 E. Patrick Street, Frederick, MD 21701. Reservations are not required; first come first, served. You may re-enter the Museum with no additional charge the day of your visit. Convenient parking garage located behind the Museum, $1.00 per hour. For more information, see our website at www.CivilWarMedicine.org  or call 301-695-1864.
The Museum will expand this year’s Civil War Lecture program to include a special day-long work-shop on March 10, 2012, in honor of the Sesquicentennial anniversaries of the Battles of South Mountain and Antietam. The Civil War Living Historians Workshop features five respected historians who will talk about the how and what of interpreting Civil War medicine. This is a program that can assist professional and volunteer staff of any museum exploring the mid-Victorian medical aspect of their historic site. The workshop will be held from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm in the Museum’s Delaplaine-Randall Room. Pre-registration cost: $55.00 [$35.00 for NMCWM members and active volunteers]. Lunch, snacks and hand-outs included. For more information, see our website at www.CivilWarMedicine.org  or call 301-695-1864 x 14.