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Festival celebrates 140 years of healing arts and emergency medicine

August 10, 2004

"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.

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