February Presentation: Civil War Dentristy

January 20, 2017 7:37 pm Published by

Peter Vrooman

  • – Event:  Civil War Dentistry – A Reenactment – Dr. James Baxter Ben by Peter Vrooman
  • – When:  Tuesday, February 7, 2017, 7:00 PM
  • – Where:  Elsie Stuhr Senior Center, 5550 SW Hall Blvd., Beaverton, OR

(Event is Free. Donations are welcome. For more information email us at info@historicbeaverton.org   or 503-430-0106)

Peter has been an American Civil War reenactor for over 20 years. He started 3 different groups of Union or Confederate units, and re-tarted the Confederate Hospital. Currently Peter is portraying a Confederate dentist Dr. James Baxter Bean. All of this has required a great deal of personal study into the different units, along with medical and dentistry of the American Civil War period.  He has also studied the customs and lives of the people of the time. His dental impression includes the use of period tools and techniques of the first military dental department in the U.S. military history.  As well as doing 10-12 school presentations per year in area middle schools and other groups, Peter serves as the Educational Chairman of the Northwest Civil War Counsel.


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