“Shoo-Flies to Sulphur Smoke” - Pest control in the 19th century
Presentation will be ongoing throughout the day and will last approximately thirty-five to forty minutes.
Jun 21, 2014
from 11:00 AM to 03:45 PM
|Where||Fanthorp Inn State Historic Site|
|Contact Name||Adam Arnold|
|Contact Phone||(936) 878-2214 ext. 228|
The little things that bite and sting can make life pure agony. Today we have the benefits of modern life to keep the mosquitoes, fleas and ticks away. There are sprays, soaps and powders for almost every bite or sting out there, and even companies that will spray or fumigate your property.
But in the 19th century, things were a little different. Arsenic, sulfur, and other compounds were frequently used to treat infestations or to disinfect an area. Come to Fanthorp Inn and we will have you itching to learn more.
Presentation will be ongoing throughout the day and will last approximately thirty-five to forty minutes. This program is open to all ages but children must be accompanied by an adult. Dress appropriately for the season as the presentation takes place in a period setting. Held at Fanthorp Inn State Historic Site,n 579 Main Street, Anderson, TX 77830. Program subject to cancellation.