George C. Wunderlich
Mr. Wunderlich has been the Executive Director of the National Museum of Civil War Medicine since November 15, 2002. Mr. Wunderlich began his association with the Museum in October 2000 as the Director of Education.
In 1994, Mr. Wunderlich founded the Historical Education Center in St. Louis, Missouri. The organization provided high-quality living history programs to schools, parks, civic organizations and professional associations. He also assisted in the development of programs for the National Park Service and the St. Louis County Parks and Recreation Department. These programs covered a wide variety of mid-nineteenth century military and civilian issues. As a result of his efforts in public history, he was awarded the National Medal of Honor by the Daughters of the American Revolution.
In 2005 Mr. Wunderlich developed a unique interpretive partnership, the first of its kind, with the National Park Service on the Antietam National Battlefield, which lead to the establishment of the Museum’s satellite site, the Pry House Field Hospital Museum. He has also been associated with the Federal Office of Personnel Management as a presenter for the White House Fellows Program and has developed new historically-based training programs for the National Park Service, Joint Medical Executive Skills Institute (JMESI), the United States Army Medical Department (AMEDD) and other civilian and government organizations, leading numerous staff rides of both the Antietam and Gettysburg battlefields. Additionally, he is an acting advisor for the Missouri Civil War Museum, the Center for the Study of Civil War Photography, The Friends of Historic Fort Davis National Historic Site and the National Civil War Museum.
In 2009 Mr. Wunderlich lead the team that developed the Letterman Institute, an organization that has been tasked with the mission of using the Civil War medical story to assist military, government and civilian organizations in developing leadership skills, logistical understanding, managerial excellence and deep mission awareness.
Mr. Wunderlich has worked with Grenada Productions, the History Channel, National Geographic and the BBC, conducting a series of ballistic tests for several programs aired worldwide. He has been on several programs dealing with ballistics, medicine, technology and historic musical instruments.
He is a nationally known speaker on various Civil War topics and can be regularly seen on the History Channel, A&E, PBS and the British Broadcasting Corporation.
Ms. Estilow currently serves as the president of the Board of Directors of the National Museum of Civil War Medicine and has been a museum docent and respected lecturer since the Museum’s founding. She is one of the co-founders of the Conference on Women and the Civil War and has served as president of the Historical Society of Frederick County. Ms. Estilow is a recently retired Professor of Biology and current Adjunct Lecturer in Civil War History at Hood College in Frederick, MD. She received a BS degree in biology from Albright College and a certification in medical technology from the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center. After completing a Master of Science degree in Clinical Microbiology at West Virginia University, she became the director of the microbiology laboratory at Washington County Hospital in Hagerstown, MD. In 1975, she joined the faculty at Hood College where she has taught a wide variety of courses ranging from introductory biology to biology of aging to pathogenic microbiology. She developed and taught a weeklong course on Civil War History for Hood Elderhostel entitled, “In the Footsteps of the Blue and Gray.” Ms. Estilow is the recipient of the Mortar Board Excellence in Teaching Award, an award given by the students at Hood College.
Thomas Frezza had been the Superintendant of the Pry House Field Hospital Museum (PHFHM) since 2011. He began working part-time for the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in 2008 and came on full-time in May of 2011.
After receiving his Bachelor’s at Unity College in Maine, studying Parks, Recreation, and Eco Tourism, Tom went to work for the National Park Service. For three years he worked out of the education office at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, giving tours, working with thousands of school children and running large educational programs for both adults and children. During that time, he was working on his Master’s in History at Shippensburg University, from which he graduated in 2010.
He is also an employee of the US Marine Corps Historical Company, which is a not-for-profit educational corporation structured and operated as a professional agency established to support the United States Marine Corps, and Marine Corps Heritage Foundation. Tom is also a member of the 5th New York, Duryee Zouaves, and has taken part in large living histories from Gettysburg down to Gaines Mill.
As Superintendant of the Pry House, he has been working with the National Park Service on the Antietam Battlefield to coordinate programs and special events. He has also expanded the exhibits at the Pry House to give them a better flow and meaning. Not only does he work out at the Pry and give battlefield tours and programs, but he has been seen giving tours at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine whenever needed. When not in the office, Tom can usually be found wandering the Pry property with one of his two dogs, Lacy and Sawyer, both of which act as mascots and greeters for the museum.
Ms. Schuette has been assisting individuals, teams, and leaders to achieve personal and organizational success for more than 25 years. A professional educator and coach, whose client base spans organizations in both the private and public sectors, she works with companies of all sizes in a variety of industries, including the pharmaceutical, financial, agricultural and food industries. She has developed leaders and teams in organizations such as Microsoft, American Express, BP, Deutsche Bank, Waste Management, Hill-Rom, Genentech, MacDonald franchise stores, Wrigley, and United Way. She has created and presented seminars to the Department of Homeland Security, US Army Soldier Systems Research Center, US Air Force Air Mobility Command – Travis Air Force Base, US Environmental Protection Agency – Office of Water, Minnesota State Highway Patrol, USNS Mercy, and the US Office of Personal Management.
Ms. Schuette holds a Master of Arts in Education from St. Mary’s University in Minnesota, and is a former adjunct faculty member in the graduate program at St. Mary’s. She is a certified coach through Learning Journeys International, a certified administrator of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and an experienced facilitator of DISC and EQ assessments. She is a former faculty member for Insights Learning and Development. Ms. Schuette is a leader in the United States for Lumina Learning, pioneering Lumina Spark, an assessment based on the empirical research of the Big 5 and Jungian psychology.
Ms. Schuette’s areas of expertise include leadership, individual and team effectiveness, communication, collaboration, innovation, and problem-solving strategies. She is skilled at creating productive and engaging learning environments that foster self-awareness and open communication to build trust. Jane is committed to highly interactive and engaging sessions that motivate participants to explore, stretch, listen, and discuss various approaches to build personal and team effectiveness. She has developed curricula and district-wide programs in Minnesota for advanced learners and has been recognized statewide for her achievements. Ms. Schuette continues to work and volunteer in the educational field, serving K-12 Charter Schools, Public School Districts, and higher education institutes such as St. John’s University in Minnesota and Penn State.