"Roads to Recovery," a three-day festival celebrating 140 years of healing arts and emergency medicine will be held Friday, Aug. 13, through Sunday, Aug. 15.
The schedule includes a Civil War medical encampment and ambulance; a World War II MASH unit with re-enactors; period music; re-enactors portraying Gen. U.S. Grant and President Lincoln; and presentations on Civil War topics - medicine, coins, transportation, use of healing herbs and the role of women.
Special events include:
- Opening ceremonies with local dignitaries and bagpipe music, 10 a.m. Friday.
- Pancake breakfast, 6 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 14, $4 per person.
- Old-fashioned "Corn Roast" with entertainment by Red Shingleton and the Western Maryland Hospital Center Bluegrass Pickers, 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday.
The event is free and open to the public. Proceeds from weekend fund-raisers will benefit the hospital center's therapeutic gardens. For more information, call Linn Hendershot at 301-766-9155.