- The Washington Times - Friday, June 25, 2004



Today and tomorrow: “The Battlefield Embalmer: Preserving the Civil War Dead,” 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine, 48 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Historian James W. Lowry, as “Dr. Lowry, Embalming Surgeon,” discusses the practice of mortuary science and the art of embalming during the war. A display of 19th-century coffins is included in the presentation.


Today and tomorrow: The Mount Zion Church Preservation Association holds its annual Civil War living history and benefit concert, beginning at noon today and featuring the Federal City Brass Band from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Events tomorrow begin with a church service at 10 a.m. and include dedication of a historical marker at 1 p.m. Mount Zion Church is on U.S. Route 50 just east of Gilbert’s Corner (intersection of U.S. Routes 15 and 50).

Information excerpted in part from the Civil War News, Tunbridge, VT 05077, by permission. Information for the calendar may be sent to civilwar@washingtontimes.com or by fax to 202/529-3298.

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