The National Museum of Civil War Medicine, on East Patrick Street in Frederick, Maryland, opened a new exhibit, “Building on our Past: Military Medicine into the Future’, a new exhibit sponsored by the US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command and Fort Detrick. Major General George W. Weightman, Commanding General, Medical Research and Materiel Command and Fort Detrick, and William J. Holtzinger, Mayor of the City of Frederick were joined by a number of elected officials, military, business and community leaders.
“This exhibit represents an unbroken timeline of medical innovation starting earlier than the Civil War and bringing us to our present day. “ NMCWM Executive Director, George Wunderlich goes on to explain, “You may wonder how it is that the Museum is relevant to today’s high tech medical practices. In fact we share the vision of delivering the best medical solutions to enhance, protect, treat and heal our Warfighters. The Museum’s role is to, preserve and interpret the past and USMRMC then builds on that past and continues to develop medical innovation well into the future.”
The exhibit is open to the public during regular museum hours Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sundays from 11a.m. – 5 p.m. Admissions income helps to keep the lights on and our exhibits open. Adults are admitted for $6.50 each, Senior admissions are $6.00, students ages 10 – 16 are admitted for $4.50 and children 9 and under are free. In addition, groups of 10 or more are invited to call in advance to schedule docent-guided tours.