AUBURN — The Androscoggin Historical Society will sponsor a program on “Civil War Medicine, Myths and Minie Balls” by Carolyn Lawson at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, at the society’s Davis-Wagg Museum, third floor of the County Building.

Lawson is president of the board of trustees of the Washburn-Norlands Living History Center and has been a Civil War re-enactor for the past 18 years. She is past president of the Maine Auxiliary, Sons of Union Veterans. Educated as a chemical engineer, Lawson spent 20 years working in pharmaceutical and biotech, and is now a laboratory instructor for the Biology Department at Bates College.

Lawson will take on the part of a Civil War nurse. “Many more people died from injuries and disease suffered in the Civil War rather than direct battle,” said Lawson.

Admission is free, although donations are accepted. Enter the building on the Court Street side. An elevator is available.

FMI: 207-784-0586.

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