Events Calendar

Events Calendar

Throughout the year, Montgomery County’s towns, both large and small, offer special events with something for everyone. From the Sugarloaf Craft Festivals which showcase talented craft designers and fine artists to the annual Taste of Bethesda featuring scrumptious samplings from more than 50 restaurants, Montgomery County is a treasure-trove of fun.

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Apr 23

NMHM Science Café: “Bed Bugs, Mosquitoes, Ticks: Urban Pests and Their Impact on Our Health”

Tuesday, April 23, 2013  |  Silver Spring
06:00 PM to 07:00 PM

Pests have a major impact on our health and well-being. During National Pest Management Month join the National Museum of… more

NMHM Science Café: “Bed Bugs, Mosquitoes, Ticks: Urban Pests and Their Impact on Our Health”

Pests have a major impact on our health and well-being. During National Pest Management Month join the National Museum of Health and Medicine and Harold Harlan, Ph.D., from the Armed Forces Pest Management Board, to learn about mosquitoes, ticks, filth flies, rodents and bed bugs. Live and preserved specimens will be on view as part of the program.
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presented by National Museum of Health and Medicine

Silver Spring Civic Building, Fenton Room
1 Veterans Place
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(facility is accessible to the disabled)
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Phone: 301-319-3303

Jun 25

Medical Museum Science Café- The Smartphone Physical: The Evolution of the Check-Up?

Tuesday, June 25, 2013  |  Silver Spring
06:00 PM to 07:00 PM

Medical technology is changing fast. How fast? Find out what we could see in exam rooms in the not-too-distant future… more

Medical technology is changing fast. How fast? Find out what we could see in exam rooms in the not-too-distant future at the June Medical Museum Science Café. Shiv Gaglani, a Johns Hopkins University medical student and an editor for the med-tech blog Medgadget, will talk about the “Smartphone Physical,” an experience he curated for the TEDMED 2013 conference that is powered entirely by smartphone-based devices. What's next for 21st century medicine? Come find out!
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presented by National Museum of Health and Medicine

Silver Spring Civic Building, Fenton Room
1 Veterans Place
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(facility is accessible to the disabled)
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Phone: 301-319-3303

Jul 18

Civil War Gallery Talk- 150 Years Ago: The Assault on Fort Wagner

Thursday, July 18, 2013  |  Silver Spring
01:00 PM to 02:00 PM

At dusk on July 18, 1863, the 54th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, the first all-black regiment raised in the North… more

At dusk on July 18, 1863, the 54th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, the first all-black regiment raised in the North on the same basis as white troops, led an attack on Fort Wagner near Charleston, S.C. The regiment’s commander, Col. Robert Gould Shaw, was killed, and the unit saw as many as 50 percent of its soldiers killed or injured. Join NMHM’s exhibits manager and historian Steven Hill for a look at this historic battle, and visit an exhibit related to NMHM’s collections of artifacts and specimens related to Civil War medicine, including a skull from a soldier of the 54th Massachusetts.

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National Museum of Health and Medicine
2500 Linden Lane
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(facility is accessible to the disabled)
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Phone: 301-319-3303

Jul 23

Medical Museum Sci Cafe- Quack Medicine: A History of Combating Health Fraud in 20th Century America

Tuesday, July 23, 2013  |  Silver Spring
06:00 PM to 07:00 PM

Join the National Museum of Health and Medicine’s archives assistant and author Eric Boyle, Ph.D., as he exposes the history… more

Medical Museum Sci Cafe- Quack Medicine: A History of Combating Health Fraud in 20th Century America

Join the National Museum of Health and Medicine's archives assistant and author Eric Boyle, Ph.D., as he exposes the history of allegedly fraudulent therapies, including pain medications, obesity and asthma cures, gastrointestinal remedies, virility treatments, and panaceas for diseases, such as arthritis, asthma, diabetes, and HIV/AIDS. Alternative medicine and new treatments undoubtedly save lives and ease suffering, but their existence also leaves the public susceptible to false claims and potentially injurious practices. While “quackbusters” crusade to control and shape the medical marketplace, legislators are caught in a persistent battle between preserving individual freedoms and protecting the public from fraud.
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presented by National Museum of Health and Medicine

Silver Spring Civic Building, Fenton Room
1 Veterans Place
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(facility is accessible to the disabled)
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Phone: 301-319-3303

Aug 27

Medical Museum Science Café: About Face: Reconstructive Plastic Surgery in World War I

Tuesday, August 27, 2013  |  Silver Spring
06:00 PM to 07:00 PM

In works about World War I and its carnage, the 27,000 faces that were damaged in battle seldom appear. Nor… more

In works about World War I and its carnage, the 27,000 faces that were damaged in battle seldom appear. Nor does The Queen’s Hospital, the London hospital where soldier’s faces were— when possible— restored from 1917 to 1925. In “About Face,” author Ann Gerike, Ph.D., brings those soldiers’ stories, and Queen’s Hospital, to compassionate life through poetry and prose. Gerike will discuss how her interest in early reconstructive surgery evolved, and how the surgery itself evolved during World War I.

presented by National Museum of Health and Medicine

Silver Spring Civic Building, Fenton Room
1 Veterans Place
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(facility is accessible to the disabled)
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Phone: 301-319-3303

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