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Summer 2014 Conference

Scissors & Saws: Understanding 19th-Century Surgery

Civil War Institute Fellow Natalie Sherif '14 will present a lecture with CWI Assistant Director Ian Isherwood on Monday, March 17, at 4:00 p.m. titled Scissors & Saws: Understanding 19th-Century Surgery. This lecture corresponds with the opening of a new exhibit in Special Collections, Instruments of Healing, that explores the history of medicine from the Civil War through World War I. The exhibit, curated by Sherif as the 2014 Robert Fortenbaugh Exhibits Intern at Musselman Library, features materials from the library collection as well as items on loan from Isherwood, Angelo Scarlato, and the National Museum of Civil War Medicine. The lecture will be held in Room 18, Ground Floor of Musselman Library.

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Recent Grad Creates Historical Garden with a Community Service Twist

Hannah Grose in Sherfy Garden

Recent Gettysburg College graduate Hannah Grose '13 recently turned her senior capstone project into the Gettysburg Battlefield Community Garden at the Sherfy Farm. After months of coordinating multiple partners -- including the Gettysburg Foundation, National Park Service, the Civil War Institute, and the Center for Public Service -- and researching historic gardens, Grose and a team of volunteers began planting the day after graduation this past May. The Gettysburg Battlefield Community Garden, however, is more than just a living history project (as all produce grown there is consistent with the Civil War Era); everything grown in the garden is donated to Campus Kitchens, which uses fresh produce to make food for lower income households.

Learn more about Hannah and her work bringing the Sherfy Farm garden back to life.


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