Friday, July 3, 2009

Civil War Medicine Museum Receives Grant

Frederick, MD - The National Museum of Civil War Medicine (NMCWM) is pleased to announce the receipt of a $5000 matching challenge grant from the Ausherman Family Foundation of Frederick. The grant will be used to support the Museum’s educational programming.

The NMCWM and its education department serve thousands of students and other young visitors every year. In addition to tours of the Museum’s two floors of immersion exhibits and interactive displays, scouts and other youth groups participate in workshops on subjects ranging from 19th century food and nutrition to famous people of the Civil War. A new first aid program provides hands-on instruction on the development of first aid and gives students training and skills comparable to the American Red Cross’s first aid certification program.

“With the Ausherman matching grant, each dollar donated to support the Museum’s educational programming will double in value,” said Education Coordinator Susan Rosenvold. “We’re thrilled to receive this generous pledge at a time when we are working to expand our programming and reach more children.”
The Museum has until the end of the year to raise the funds needed to meet the match requirements of the grant.

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. 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.

The National Museum of Civil War Medicine is located at 48 E. Patrick Street in downtown Frederick, Maryland, and is open Monday through Saturday 10-5, and Sunday 11-5. For further information, please visit our web site at or call 301-695-1864.

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