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Civil War Medicine: Pills, Ointments and Bitters for Soldiers

  This Father’s Day, June 16th, eminent historian Harold Holzer will be here to answer families’ burning Civil War questions. Following his talk, families are invited to play a choose-your-own-adventure style game where they get to walk in the shoes of a Civil War soldier. Are you sitting there wishing you could really be a […]

Leeches: Why do we suffer through the “Yuck Factor”?

  WARNING: If you are squeamish around slimy, blood-sucking worms, you may not want to read further! Have you ever been swimming in a pond with leeches? I have…and it made me a little nervous. As refreshing as it was on a hot summer day, I did NOT want an uninvited guest to tag along on my body […]

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