Civil War Medicine and Surgery Display at CSS Neuse Civil War Interpretive Center Aug. 9

KINSTON, NC July 28, 2014 – CSS Neuse Civil War Interpretive Center will present “Civil War Surgery & Medicine” examining medicine and surgery at home and on the battlefield during the Civil War. The origins of modern triage practices can be traced back to the difficult choices made on the battlefield. Gary Riggs will display medicine and surgical equipment used and discuss the types of procedures they were used to perform.
Civil War surgical tools

Civil War surgical tools

 
The program commemorates the sesquicentennial, or 150th anniversary, of the Civil War and will be held Aug. 9, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It is also the final offering of the three month long popular program “2nd Saturdays.”
 
The ladies of the Tar Heel Civilians will portray and discuss the role of women in roles such as nurses, rolling bandages and gathering supplies to make and send hospital boxes. In addition to battle wounds, many soldiers died because of infection or illness due to lack of modern medical technology.
 
To commemorate the sesquicentennial of the Civil War, North Carolina’s State Historic Sites Division and History Museums Division will be hosting programs that focus on Freedom, Sacrifice and Memory. For a full list of these events visit http://www.nccivilwar150.com.
 
At the CSS Neuse Interpretive Center, learn about the ironclad gunboat and watch a new museum take shape. The Confederate Navy launched the ill-fated Neuse in a futile attempt to regain control of the lower Neuse River and the city of New Bern. The CSS Neuse Civil War Interpretive Center is located at 100 N. Queen St., Kinston, N.C. Hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Gov. Caswell Memorial is located at 2612 W. Vernon Ave., Kinston, N.C. Hours are Tuesday – Friday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The sites are closed Sunday and Monday, and most major holidays.
 
For information, please contact Holly Brown at 252-526-9600 ext. 223 or email cssneuse@ncdcr.gov. Visit the site on Facebook at the “CSS Neuse” or “Gov. Richard Caswell Memorial State Historic Site” pages. The sites are administered by the Division of State Historic Sites within the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources.
About the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources 
The N.C. Department of Cultural Resources (NCDCR) is the state agency with a vision to be the leader in using the state’s cultural resources to build the social, cultural and economic future of North Carolina. Led by Secretary Susan Kluttz, NCDCR’s mission is to enrich lives and communities by creating opportunities to experience excellence in the arts, history and libraries in North Carolina that will spark creativity, stimulate learning, preserve the state’s history and promote the creative economy. NCDCR was the first state organization in the nation to include all agencies for arts and culture under one umbrella. 
 
Through arts efforts led by the N.C. Arts Council, the N.C. Symphony and the N.C. Museum of Art, NCDCR offers the opportunity for enriching arts education for young and old alike and spurring the economic stimulus engine for our state’s communities. NCDCR’s Divisions of Archives and Records, Historical Resources, State Historic Sites and State History Museums preserve, document and interpret North Carolina’s rich cultural heritage to offer experiences of learning and reflection. NCDCR’s State Library of North Carolina is the principal library of state government and builds the capacity of all libraries in our state to develop and to offer access to educational resources through traditional and online collections including genealogy and resources for people who are blind and have physical disabilities.  
 
NCDCR annually serves more than 19 million people through its 27 historic sites, seven history museums, two art museums, the nation’s first state-supported Symphony Orchestra, the State Library, the N.C. Arts Council and the State Archives. NCDCR champions our state’s creative industry that accounts for more than 300,000 jobs and generates nearly $18.5 billion in revenues. For more information, please call (919) 807-7300 or visit www.ncdcr.gov.
Michael "Beach Mick" Hudson

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Michael "Beach Mick" Hudson is the founder and Editor of Beach Carolina Magazine. Living along the coast of North Carolina, Mike has a passion for the beach and loves to bring news and events of the Carolinas to others around the world.

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