Grave robbing, electrotherapy, embalming—oh my! It’s the Halloween season, so join the Civil War Trust’s Education Department for a virtual Generations event. Tune in on the Civil War Trust Facebook page at 4:30 p.m. EST, October 27, as we go LIVE with our friends at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine. Follow along online as we hear the “Strange Cases and Painful Peculiarities” of actual Civil War medical treatment and learn how amputations were performed. Forget about those fake Hollywood horror stories; we have the real deal for you!
Plus, learn how Americans celebrated Halloween during the 19th century. There will be tricks and treats for all ages and this virtual Generations event is one that you don’t want to miss.
Kids, grab your parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and friends to gather around your computer or mobile devices, and we will have fun for the whole family. Our Generations events are designed to get someone from another generation interested and engaged with history.
We are proud to partner with the National Museum of Civil War Medicine for this virtual Generations event.