Folk Remedies of the 19th Century

Program date changed from Sept. 15th to Sept. 22nd.

When Sep 22, 2013
from 11:00 AM to 03:00 PM
Where Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
Contact Name Adam Arnold
Contact Email
Contact Phone (936) 878-2214 x224

Today’s modern medicine 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.   A world of plasters and talismans, serums and spells, some dangerous and some silly surrounded the average man.  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 September 15th and learn about the unique world of folk healing.

Presentation times are 11:00 AM, 1:00PM and 3:00PM and the program 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 Washington on the Brazos SHS 23400 Park Rd. 12, Washington, TX 77880. Accessible for the mobility impaired. Program subject to cancellation.



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