19th Century Folk Remedies
Sep 16, 2012
from 11:00 AM to 03:00 PM
|Where||Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site|
|Contact Name||Adam Arnold|
|Contact Phone||(936) 878-2214 x228|
Join us on September 16th as we take a look at the Folk Remedies of the 19th century. Today’s modern medicines may not always taste the best, but they work and we have the science to prove how and why. In the 1800’s, medicine was a combination of new science and old traditions. Crooks and quacks hawked fake cures, creating distrust of medicine. Many clung to the old folk healers’ potions and cures, and it is these folk cures that we are going to look at today. It was a world of plasters and talismans, serums and spells, some dangerous and some silly. While many have faded away, a few a still linger in our society today - just think of the many ways to cure hiccups. Come and join us on the third Sunday in September to learn about the unique world of folk healing.
- Presentations will be given at 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, and 3:00 pm.
- The presentation will last approximately 30-45 minutes and will meet at the Visitors’ Center.
- Please be sure to arrive 5-10 minutes early.
- Please dress appropriately for the season as the presentation will take place in a period setting.
- All Visitors are welcome but small children must be accompanied by an adult.
- Ticket prices are: Adult $5.00; Student $3.00; FREE to children 6 and under.
FREE to Texas State Park annual pass holders.
- Accessible for the mobility impaired.
- For additional details please call the Visitors’ Center at (936).878-2214 ext. 228 Ask for Adam.