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Recalling Trauma: History and Healing in Veterans Affairs

Date/Time

Nov 7, 2019
06:00 PM until 07:30 PM

Description

To commemorate Veterans Day Weekend and to coincide with the Museum's special exhibition Cost of Revolution: The Life and Death of an Irish Soldier, Museum staff will join invited experts to discuss military service and trauma in the Age of Revolutions and today. More than a century before modern psychologists first began diagnosing people with PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder), Revolutionary War veterans dealt with their traumatic memories and long-term consequences of their physical and psychological wounds.

How can a historical case study help us understand stories from today’s combat veterans? Starting with the example of Richard St. George, an Irish officer and artist in the British Army who was wounded in the head at Germantown and suffered hallucinations for years, the panel will discuss the challenges and advantages of using modern psychological language to understand the experiences of soldiers and veterans in the 1700s.

 

Free Museum Admission for Veterans, Active, and retired Military for this weekend is possible thanks to Comcast NBCUniversal. 

Cost

$20 General Admission,$15 for Members,$10 for Students,Free for Military (w. ID)

Location

View map Museum of the American Revolution
101 S. Third Street
Philadelphia, PA

Additional Information

Sponsor

Museum of the American Revolution

Phone

215-253-6731

Contact email

info@amrevmuseum.org

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Ardmore,Bala Cynwyd and Merion,Broomall and Newtown Square,Bryn Mawr,Chadds Ford and Kennett Square,Chester Springs,Devon and Berwyn,Downingtown,Drexel Hill,Exton,Gladwyne,Glen Mills,Haverford,Malvern,Media,Paoli,Philadelphia,Phoenixville,Springfield,Swarthmore,Valley Forge and King Of Prussia,Villanova,Wayne,West Chester,Wynnewood and Narberth

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