Summer Reading Club

Battlefield Medicine: Trauma Care in the Civil War

Date: 
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Civil War soldiers suffered devastating casualties. Have you ever wondered who took care of them? This program explains and demonstrates medical practices of the time. Learn about Civil War ammunition and the types of wounds it cause. A costumed interpreter will also talk about casualties, how they were evacuated from their location and where they were treated. Also, learn about Dr. Jonathan Letterman and his revolutionary system of evacuation. Presented by the National Museum of Civil War Medicine, this is the final session in a three-part series. Best for ages 5+

Civil War Influences on Today at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine

Date: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
This program will be held at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine, located at 48 E Patrick St in Frederick, MD.

The American Civil War changed the landscape of our nation. From medical advancements to government programs, from a civil rights to social norms, the Civil War still influences our daily lives. Listen and learn as the National Museum of Civil War Medicine presents on effects of the Civil War. Presented by the National Museum of Civil War Medicine, this is the second session in a three-part series. Best for ages 5+

To Feed an Army: Food and Nutrition in the Civil War

Date: 
Wednesday, July 8, 2015 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Napoleon Bonaparte supposedly said that “an army marches on its stomach,” and this remark proved very true during the Civil War. Feeding hundreds of thousands of men was one of the greatest logistical challenges for both sides during four years of war. Learn what the rank and file of Civil War armies ate while on campaign and how soldiers might keep and prepare their food in the field. The monotony of army food was not only boring, it was seriously detrimental to one’s health, leading many soldiers to creatively supplement modest government-issued rations.

Stability Ball Seminar with Frederick Sport and Health

Date: 
Thursday, July 23, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Join certified personal trainer Larissa Barbee for a seminar to learn ways to improve posture, strength, endurance and reduce back pain from at home or work with just one piece of equipment: a stability ball! Bring your own ball if you have one.

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