Discovering Clara Barton’s Missing Soldiers Office

Saturday, Nov 23, 2019 at 12:30pm

National Museum of Civil War Medicine
48 East Patrick Street
Frederick, MD 21701

More than 20 years ago, Richard Lyons was on a routine inspection when he discovered a trove of 19th century artifacts tucked away in the attic of an old boardinghouse on 7th Street in Washington. Many of those artifacts belonged to Clara Barton.

The discovery led to a decades-long project to preserve the Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office and turn it into a museum.

You have the opportunity to tour the museum with the man who saved the Missing Soldiers Office. Richard Lyons will be leading tours and detailing how he made the discovery of the space where Clara Barton lived and worked during and immediately after the Civil War.

This event listing provided for the Frederick community events calendar. Community events are not associated with or sponsored by AARP, but may be of interest to you. If you have an event to share, let us know!

Images provided by, Ticketmaster

More from AARP in Frederick

Upcoming AARP Events

View All AARP Events »

AARP Member Card

Join or Renew Today


  • Immediate access to your member benefits
  • Discounts on travel and everyday savings
  • Subscription to the award-winning AARP The Magazine
  • An ally on the issues that matter most to you in Frederick
  • Free membership for your spouse or partner