Monday, July 28, 2008

Ed Bearss Lecture

We just received an exciting piece of news from the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick, Maryland!

National Museum of Civil War Medicine to Host Renowned Historian Ed Bearss

Frederick, MD – The National Museum of Civil War Medicine (NMCWM) is proud to welcome world renown historian and author Ed Bearss to the museum on Thursday, July 31at 7:30 p.m. A gifted speaker and one of the most well respected historians on the Civil War. Mr. Bearss will be talking about his own sever wounding in WWII and relating his experience to that of both Civil War and modern soldiers.

Mr. Bearss is a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of World War II, a military historian and author known for his work on the American Civil War and World War II eras and is a popular tour guide of historic battlefields. He served as Chief Historian of the National Park Service from 1981 to 1994 and provided commentary for The Civil War, PBS Series by Ken Burns and Civil War Journal on A&E Network.
The National Museum of Civil War Medicine is the premiere repository of exhibits and artifacts devoted to the technological and procedural advances made in the medical field between 1861-1865. These changes occurred in the midst of tremendous social and economic upheaval. The Museum is committed to effectively weaving the narrative of suffering soldiers, caregivers, their families and the dramatic and innovative developments in medical treatment. The Museum utilizes its collection to heighten public awareness of the modern medical practices that originated on the battlefields and in the hospitals of this once divided country. Interactive educational programs, exhibits, seminars and lectures provide the knowledge that Civil War medicine connects us not only to our past, but is the scientific and historical link to our present and our future.
Ed Bearss’ talk is one in a series of lectures that is running throughout the summer at NMCWM. While the weekly lecture series has averaged 50 attendees, Mr. Bearss’ lecture has already hit capacity with advanced reservations in excess of 80 individuals.

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