To recognize the beginning of the Civil War Sesquicentennial (2011- 2015), the Melnick Medical Museum, the Mahoning Valley Historical Society, and the History Department of Youngstown State University are hosting this FREE event which is open to the public. The presentation will be given by Dr. Peter D’Onofrio, who will be dressed in a Civil War surgeon’s uniform. He will speak on the rapid advancements in medicine stimulated by the Civil War and the impact of these advancements to later developments in American medicine.
The Medical Museum will open at 5 PM on Wednesday night. Take some time to tour the Museum before the presentation. Light refreshments will be provided.
The Civil War Sesquicentennial is being coordinated by the Civil War Trust and individual states like Ohio. Their websites provide a listing of upcoming events, preservation projects, and educational materials.