We hope to see you at the free “Surgical Advancements during the Civil War” presentation at 5pm on Saturday the 30th.
Dr. Peter D’Onofrio, President, Society of Civil War Surgeons
The Civil War was the first modern war and resulted in the highest number of U.S. casualties per capita of any of our wars as approximately 620,000 men perished, including 360,000 in the North and 260,000 in the South; 25 percent of those involved died. These casualties exceeded those of all other U.S. wars and affected nearly every family in the North and South. What is not often understood or appreciated now are the rapid advancements made in American medicine that were stimulated by this conflict. Dr. D’Onofrio’s PowerPoint illustrated presentation explains those advances and their impact on the subsequent development of American medicine.
Dr. D’Onofrio is President of the Society of Civil War Surgeons and editor of its quarterly publication, The Journal of Civil War Medicine. The specific goal of The Society of Civil War Surgeons is to promote, in both members as well as the general public, a deep and abiding appreciation for rich medical heritage of the American Civil War. To accomplish this, The Society will foster fellowship, provide a continuing forum for education and the exchange of information, and provide communications among people who have similar interests. The Society will also serve as a resource for those seeking authoritative information of Civil War medical and surgical practices.
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The American Library Association Public Programs Office has chosen the Aurora Historical Society to host Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War, a traveling exhibition developed by the National Constitution Center, Philadelphia, and the American Library Association Public Programs Office, with the generous support of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Calendar of Events
March 26—Aurora Memorial Library features “Aurora Cooks” & will feature recipes & cookware from the Civil War era. (Call AML 330-562-6502 for details) Free
March 30, 5pm—Dr. Peter D’Onofrio, President, Society of Civil War Surgeons will present “Medical Advancements in the Civil War.” This should be an enlightening discussion which will make us all appreciate the level of medical care & technology we enjoy today! Free. In the Aurora Community Theatre.
April 5—Closing Day of the exhibition.
Free Lincoln Exhibit Open Feb 24 – April 5 | Mondays, 1-7pm | Tuesdays 11am-3pm, 5pm-7pm | Wednesdays 2-6pm |
Fridays 10am-2pm, 4pm-6pm | Saturdays 12pm-4pm
If you are interested in this project, please contact Marcelle Wilson for volunteer activities, planning committee work, or sponsorship opportunities at 330-995-3336 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’d like to thank by name all the volunteers who made the Antiques Show such a success.
Amy Scott, Andrew Hohenfeld, B Koglman, Barb Kudley, Barbara Lebit, Betsy Wolschleger , Bob Luckay, Bob Mason, Brenda Elkin, Byron Brown, Carole Jo Moroney, Chuck Davis, Craig Moore, Dale Moravec, Dan Coleman, Dan Smalley, Diane Oberle, Dick Oberle, Dick Wilks, Don Arbuckle, Donna Jobin, Donna Mattmuller, Earl Biederman, Elaine McCracken, Eva Wasil, Gary Lockmiller, George Hettinger, Heather Polasky, James Kraus, JanWilks, Jean Oberle, Jim Deobald, Jim Gosser, Jim Hickey, Jo Smalley, John Kudley, Julie Krebs, Karen Mitchell, Karen Walter, Kathy Brown, Kay Previte, Lynn Hubach, Marcelle Wilson, Marge Godale, Marianne Biederman, Marry Anne Palm, Mary Ann Davis, Mary Gosser, Mary Hickey, Michael Thal, Mike Nagy, Nancy Diebold, Pat Fitzgerald, Ray Jobin, Richard Fetzer, Rita Williams, Roberta Thal, Ron Silverman, Ruth Studer, Sarah Hillyer, Sarah Schmader, Shelia Rogers, Suzanne Cameron, Suzanne Gloden, Terry Gugliotta, Tim Holder, Toni Mazzotta, Winnie Tucker
The Antique Appraisal Fair, Consignment Shop and Café was one of the most exciting and successful undertakings of the Aurora Historical Society. Under the talented leadership of Kathlyn Brown, Diane Oberle and Ruth Studer the event far surpassed the financial goals that were established. More importantly the contribution of time, talent and energy of our membership was a true testament to our mission.
Not only did we seek enhance and maintain the community identity of Aurora by preserving and communicating its rich history, we also made history. Even though exhausted and stressed from the months of planning the trio of young ladies mentioned above have indicated that from what they learned from this initial event, next year’s event could even be better. Without giving them a chance to reconsider the Board of Trustees overwhelmingly gave them the nod of approval to begin working on the 2013 Antiques Appraisal Fair, Consignment Shop and Café.
In addition, without taking time to rest on its laurels, the Aurora Historical Society has already been working at tackling its next spectacular event, Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War. Preliminary events already have taken place and others have been scheduled leading up to the grand opening of the exhibit on February 23, 2013. Honored guest at the gala opening will be President Abraham Lincoln and his wife Mary Todd, President James A. Garfield and his wife Lubretia, and Civil War hero and President of the United States Ulysses S. Grant. During the exhibit on Sarturday March 16th Dr. Daniel Kilbride, Associate Professor and Chair, History Dept, John Carroll University will speak on “Lincoln & Civil Rights during the Civil War.” The evening program will also include Dr. Diane Barnes, Associate Professor of History, Youngstown State University who will speak about “Abolitionist & Lincoln.” Then on Saturday, March 30th Dr. Peter D’Onofrio, President, Society of Civil War Surgeons will give a presentation on “Medical Advancements in the Civil War.”