The friends of The Lincoln Museum and Dupont Hospital invite you to discover a highly visual exhibition, Bleeding Blue and Gray: Civil War Medicine at The Lincoln Museum now through September 23, 2007.

“It’s jam-packed with Civil War artifacts, many are from the Museum’s large collection and have never been displayed,” said Joan Flinspach, President and CEO of The Lincoln Museum.

“The educational objectives of this exhibit include familiarizing visitors with the medical advancements made during the Civil War. In addition the exhibition shows how nurses, doctors, citizen volunteers and other soldiers cared for the sick and wounded,” stated Sarah Chesebrough, Education Specialist at the Museum.

On June 14, 2007, at 7p.m., Dr. Matt Shambaugh of Summit Plastic Surgery will present The Plastic Surgeon’s View of The Civil War. Dr. Shambaugh is Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is an active member of the Lipoplasty Association of North America, the American Society of Plastic Reconstructive Surgeons, the American Medical Association and the Indiana State Medical Association. He attended Indiana University for both his undergraduate and medical degrees. He trained in general surgery and plastic surgery (as chief resident) and completed a fellowship in Aesthetic Surgery-Plastic Surgery at Michigan State University.

Museum members are admitted free of charge. General admission is $4.99. Seniors $3.99. The event is sponsored by the Ian and Mimi Rollard Foundation.

On June 27, 2007 at 7p.m., At Home and in Harm’s Way: The Role of Indiana Women in the Civil War will be presented by storyteller Sharon Kirk Clifton.

The Civil War is often referred to as a war that pitted brother against brother. But what about sisters, mothers, and wives? While politicians and generals planned the war’s strategy, American women provided care, strength, and encouragement to thousands of soldiers. Through the persona of real-life Hoosier Eliza “Mother” George, Sharon will share stories of women who served as nurses, spiritual leaders, and even soldiers. “Mother” George is buried in Lindenwood Cemetary in Fort Wayne.

This presentation is a part of the “Sharing Hoosier History Through Stories” series sponsored by the Indiana Historical Society and Storytelling Arts, Inc. Sponosed by the Ian and Mimi Rolland Foundation.
The Lincoln Museum is in addition looking for fun-loving 9 to 12 year old boys and girls for Civil War Day Camp. The camp will be presented from June 18 to 22, 9am to 12pm.

This history camp is focusing on the Civil War years. This year in conjunction with the temporary exhibition Bleeding Blue and Gray: Civil War Medicine, sponsored by Dupont Hospital, campers will learn about civil was medicine. Come find out what life was really like for all types of people in the Civil War-soldiers and generals, North and South, families on the home front, women who fought, and African Americans. Learn more about President Lincoln and his role in the Civil War.

Cost: $70 for members. $80 for non-members. Space is limited-so put Civil War Day Camp on your list for things to do this summer. Learn about this fascinating period in American history, have fun and make new friends.


For more information call The Lincoln Museum Education Department at 260-455-5606.