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Special Exhibit

The Newberry Museum is proud to offer changing exhibits that tell the story of Newberry and the surrounding areas throughout history.

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Introducing “The Toll of War” at The Newberry Museum!

March 30, 2024 - September 7, 2024

“The Toll of War” is a traveling exhibit by the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick, Maryland. The exhibit features both the physical and emotional effects of the war on those who lived through it. The motto of the National Museum of Civil War Medicine is “divided by conflict, united by compassion,” in reference to how doctors, both Northern and Southern, struggled to aid the wounded, and often shared information across the battle lines to help aid the injured.


The Newberry Museum has supplemented the traveling exhibit with our local story entitled “Newberry Veterans: Medical Care, Trauma, and Recovery.” This exhibit delves into many aspects of the experiences of Civil War veterans, those wounded, their families, and those who cared for them during and after the war. In the realm of physical wounds, the exhibit examines the types of injuries Civil War soldiers faced and how they were treated.


This exhibit will feature a Medicinal Garden in our recently renovated Courtyard curated by the Nosegay Garden Club. The garden will feature many plants that would have been used by both medical professionals and housewives during the mid-1800s. 


Stay connected on our Facebook and Instagram pages for more information and programing throughout the summer!

Current Programing Calendar

*Dates and topics subjected to change.

  • The Toll of War exhibit opening - Saturday, March 30th

  • Medicinal Garden opening - Opening late April

  • American Red Cross, Mobile Blood Drive - Friday, May 3rd at 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

  • "Dr. Spencer Glasgow Welch, Surgeon, 13th SC Infantry" presented by John Favors, Museum Volunteer & Researcher - Saturday, July 6th 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM

  • "Civil War Medicine: It's Not What You Think." presented by David Price, Executive Director of the National Museum of Civil War Medicine - Wednesday, July 24th at 2:00 PM & 6:00 PM (RSVP Strongly Recommended to reserve a seat. Call 803-597-5215)

  • "Medicinal Garden Tour" presented by Ginny Holt, President of the Nosegay Garden Club - July 20th 10:30 AM

  • "Feeding the Army of Northern Virginia" presented by Michael C. Hardy, Historian, Author of General Lee's Immortals - Saturday, August 3rd

  • "18th & 19th Century Herbal Medicines & Home Remedies" presented by Kelly Knapp, Revolutionary War Interpreter - Saturday, August 31st at 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM​​​

  • Civil War Embalming & Funeral Practices” presented by Chad Bogart, Museum Curator, Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park, Elizabethton, TN - Date and time TBA

  • "Soldier's Music of the Civil War" presented by Corbin Hayslett, Appalachian & Old Time Music Historian - Date and time TBA

Permanent Exhibits

Explore the permanent exhibits on display at The Newberry Museum.

Past Exhibits

See some of the past exhibits at The Newberry Museum.

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