Tuesday, March 20, 2012

March 27: Relief on the High Seas: A U.S. Hospital Ship in Four Wars

A presentation by NMHM Exhibits Manager, Steven W. Hill

The U.S. hospital ship Relief served the nation in four wars, from 1898 to 1918. When commissioned in the U.S. Army, she was the most modern hospital ship in the world, complete with all-electric lighting, x-ray machines, fully-equipped operating rooms and more. The Relief is the subject of a remarkable painting in the museum’s collections, pictured as she returned wounded troops from the Philippines in 1899. Join historian and NMHM exhibits manager Steven W. Hill to learn more about the hospital ship Relief and uncover the story behind the painting’s mysterious past .

When: Tuesday, March 27, 2012, 6:00–7:00 p.m.
Where: Silver Spring Civic Building, Fenton Room
1 Veterans Place, Silver Spring, MD 20910
FREE! Open to the public, no RSVP required
For more information, call 301-319-3303

www.nmhm.washingtondc.museum National Museum of Health and Medicine
2500 Linden Lane, Silver Spring, MD 20910

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