Tuesday, June 24, 2014

The TMC Library Exhibit and Event


Exhibit:            June 23rd - July 19, 2014
Where:             TMC Library first floor

The traveling exhibit "Life and Limb: The Toll of the American Civil War" from the National Library of Medicine, focuses on disabled veterans an their role as symbols of the fractured nation. Of the 3 million soldiers who fought in the civil war, more than half a million died, and as many were wounded but survived. Hundreds of thousands were permanently disabled by battlefield injuries or surgery, which saved lives by sacrificing limbs.



Free Lecture:   July 10, 2014
Where:              TMC Library first floor
Time:                 12:00 pm (noon)
Speaker:            Adrian Melissinos, PhD
                           UT Health Guest Lecturer
                           Board Member, Friends of the TMC Library
                           Partners, UT Health School of Nursing

Topic:  Come hear the remarkable story of Franklin Thompson, who joined the Union army and served behind enemy lines – all as a WOMAN DISGUISED AS A MAN. Sarah Emma Edmonds Seelye was born in Canada, and after the war, lived in La Porte and is now buried in Washington Cemetery (next to Glenwood) made possible through the efforts of the Grand Army of the Republic. How did this Canadian woman end up in Houston?

Come hear how this Canadian woman fought, nursed, spied, and survived the worst conflict in American history.

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