Preservation Summer School at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine

By Preservation Maryland

Preservation Maryland is hosting Preservation Summer School “Forward from 50” on Thursday, July 21, 2016 in Frederick at the Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center and the National Museum of Civil War History. The inclusivity of the Museum’s narrative, its work to preserve and interpret medical artifacts of the Civil War, and the renovation of its historic building make it an engaging and thought-provoking location for our preservation conference.


The National Museum of Civil War Medicine was established in 1990 by a group of scholars and medical professionals who desired to share their interest in Civil War medicine with the public.  After years of planning, the Museum first opened in 1996 in Frederick’s historic Carty Building. The Carty Building predates the Civil War and, following its construction in 1832, the building was utilized as a living quarters, a carpenters workshop, a furniture store, and an undertaking house.

What began as a private collection of medical artifacts from the Civil War has grown into an organization as vital and relevant as the plan that Dr. Jonathan Letterman developed nearly 150 years ago while at the Pry House on the Antietam battlefield. Learn more about the history and mission of the museum at their website:


Preservation Maryland is pleased to hold several break-out sessions of this year’s Preservation Summer School program in the National Museum for Civil War Medicine! Experience the interactive exhibits, check-out the preserved Civil War artifacts, and prepare to experience paranormal activity in the allegedly most haunted building in Frederick. You can see the full Summer School here:


After exploring the National Museum for Civil War Medicine with us, we encourage Summer School attendees to explore Hip &  Historic Frederick before and after our one-day event. To that end, we have reserved a block of rooms at Fairfield Inn & Suites in Frederick for a reduced rate of $104/night. Attendees may begin to make reservations now; please call 301-631-2000 on or before the cut-off date of Thursday, June 30, 2016. Use the indentifier “Preservation Summer” or group code “PRE.” You may also reserve online here.


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