Join us on Facebook Live for regular virtual programs hosted by the National Museum of Civil War Medicine. These programs will cover a variety of topics, and audience participation is encouraged. You can submit questions in a variety of ways. Type a comment in the live comment box, or send questions in advance via the Museum’s Facebook page or by emailing John Lustrea at

Next Week’s Topics and Times Include:

Monday April 20 at 1:00 PM – How Nurses Wrote About Trauma with Melissa DeVelvis

With so many front line health professionals working long hours fighting the COVID-19 crisis, exhaustion has become a part of life for them. Historian and blog author Melissa DeVelvis offers a perspective on how Civil War nurses dealt with similarly intense work schedules and traumas

Tuesday April 21 at 7:00 PM – History Offers Hope: A Conversation with Dr. James Broomall

Executive Director David Price will speak with Dr. James Broomall of the George Tyler Moore Center for the Study of the Civil War about the state of the history field, how we can find hope in history, and his new book “Private Confederacies.”

Wednesday April 22 at 4:00 PM – The Black Diamond Disaster with Karen Stone

Karen Stone is the Director of the Museums Division of St. Mary’s County Government and the foremost expert on the forgotten tragedy of the sinking of the Black Diamond. Learn about the event which saw the loss of over 70 lives near its 155th anniversary.

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