March 25, 2012
There was a time when almost everything was made by hand - from shirts and dresses to curtains and toys. And when fabric items became worn and frayed, they weren't discarded. Instead, they were stitched into comfortable quilts. Our ancestors were early recyclers, using every piece of cloth they owned to make one-of-a-kind coverlets. But as time and technology moved forward, people no longer were limited to sewing little cotton and wool squares into neatly patterned bed covers.
January 18, 2008
The No Smoking Youth Club of Hagerstown visited the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick, Md., during the holiday season. It gave the local youth group a chance to expand their knowledge of hospital care during the Civil War period as compared to today's advances in medicine. Club members toured museum exhibits, which identified the fact that most of the deaths during the Civil War were due to poor camp sanitary conditions. The youths also learned how important the role of nurses were during the war. While today's military camp conditions are better, the need for nurses is in demand these days, the youths were told.
March 12, 2006
FREDERICK, Md. A workshop designed to provide all the tools needed by historical interpreters, docents, teachers and living history presenters in the interpretation of Civil War medicine is being offered Saturday, March 18, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine, 48 E. Patrick St. in Frederick. The topics will include medicine in the Navy, nutrition and food preparation. The workshop is limited to the first 40 applicants. The cost is $50 per person.
August 15, 2010
Members of the Winter Street Alumni Association are shown on the Odyssey Cruise the group took to the National Air and Space Museum in May. The group is planning a trip to Bedford Springs, Pa., Oct. 19 to visit the Claycomb Covered Bridge and the National Museum of the American Coverlet. The group meets at Always Ron's the second Tuesday of the month at 11:30 a.m. For more information, call Anna at 301-797-1514.
July 14, 2007
FREDERICK, Md. - Join the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick, Friday, Oct. 12, Saturday, Oct. 13, and Sunday, Oct. 14, as it presents its 15th annual Conference on Civil War Medicine. Highlights of the conference include 10 lectures; a social hour Friday evening, a bus tour Saturday; and a dinner Saturday evening. Conference attire is casual; however period clothing is welcome at the Friday and Saturday evening events. Lodging and lectures will be held at the Holiday Inn Holidome & Conference Center in Frederick.
November 5, 2009
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. -- A jacket owned by Red Cloud. A dress worn by the Sioux war chief's wife. Bear skin and lion skin rugs owned by Theodore Roosevelt. George Washington's tent. John Brown's Bible. Leather steamer trunks of immigrants passing through Ellis Island. Even advice on how to illuminate the Mona Lisa. All of these, plus countless more artifacts -- most in the care of America's national parks and museums as well as those of nations across the world -- have felt the hands and expertise of Toby Raphael, retired National Park Service senior conservator who died Wednesday at his home in Shepherdstown.
October 14, 2012
Chambersburg Civil War Seminars and Tours donated $6,500 for battlefield preservation on Oct. 2, presenting $5,000 to Antietam National Battlefield and $1,500 to the Save Historic Antietam Foundation. The Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce offers the seminars with co-founder Ted Alexander. The money was raised through the auction of Civil War books and other memorabilia at a July seminar about the Battle of Antietam, as well as other fundraising efforts, according to a news release.
January 2, 2013
Miniature Art 2012 More than 200 original works of art is on display, including oil, watercolor and acrylic paintings; drawings; hand-pulled prints and sculpture. Exhibit concludes Friday, Jan. 4. Council for the Arts, 159 S. Main St., Chambersburg, Pa. Call 717-264-6883. Student-juried show Frederick Community College Visual Arts Department students is featured in a juried art show. Exhibit continues through Wednesday, Jan. 9. Frederick Community College's Mary Condon Hodgson Art Gallery, Opossumtown Pike, Frederick, Md. Paintings Jean Strike displays her oil paintings of local landscapes, flowers and unique subjects.
December 21, 2009
HAGERSTOWN - The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts will present the annual Cumberland Valley Photographic Salon awards ceremony and reception between 2:30 and 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 24. The juried photographic competition features work by amateur and professional photographers from Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, the District of Columbia and beyond. Juror David Haberstich is currently associate curator of photography in the Archives Center at the National Museum of American History.