Monday, September 16, 2013

Luminaries Honor the Memory of Those Injured and Treated in the Seminary Fixed Field Hospital

Seminary Transition from Field Hospital Observed by Founders Day with Luminaries

Luminaries, Dearest Home to Set the Tone for Seminary Ridge Museum Observance 150 Years After Field Hospital Closed

With a touch of Autumn in the air and the schools back in session, the Seminary Ridge Museum commemorates the soldiers who were patients in the Seminary hospital from July 1-Sept 16, 1863. The public joined Seminary Ridge Museum Founders at Day's End this Saturday, Sept. 14 for a program on the East porch of the museum featuring remarks by Dr. Carol Reardon.

A musical performance by Dearest Home began at 7:30pm and the formal program followed at 8pm. Luminary candles linking one civil war soldier to one living sponsor will be illuminated as darkness settles on the hallowed ground which 150 years ago was instantly and concurrently both a fierce battleground and a sanctuary for healing.

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