Inspired by the PBS drama series Mercy Street, this program goes beyond the screen to reveal the true stories of the war’s courageous nurses. Who were these pioneering women and men who answered the call to serve and laid the foundation for modern nursing?
They followed their hometown volunteers to care for the thousands of wounded. With very little training available, they learned on the job. What methods did they use? How did nursing evolve during the Civil War? How has nursing changed and stayed the same? Chris Foard will share his lifelong research and collection of first person accounts and artifacts. Speaker: Chris Foard
Cash bar reception at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner catered by Bittersweet Catering at 6:45 p.m. With reservations by September 23: members $32, non-members $37; after September 23: members $37, non-members $42. Program only at 7:15 p.m.; free to members; $5 for nonmembers.
The Hermitage 5000 Fairbanks Avenue. Reservations required. Call Sherry Brown at 703-548-7089 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.