Enjoy a colorful first-person tour of the reconstructed Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop, a museum of medicine, pharmacy, and military and political affairs. Dr. Mercer served the citizens of Fredericksburg with medicines and treatments of the time, including leeches, lancets, snakeroot, and crab claws, treatments James and Elizabeth Monroe would have received. A reception hosted by President Monroe follows at the James Monroe Museum, during which curator Jarod Kearney will show some of the medical artifacts from the museum’s collection ��" including some related to Mrs. Monroe’s mysterious illness. Cosponsored by the James Monroe Museum (JMM) and the Washington Heritage Museums (WHM).
Program: 6:30 p.m., Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop (1020 Caroline Street, Fredericksburg). Reception: 7:30, James Monroe Museum. $10/person (FREE for Friends of JMM or Members of WHM). Reservations required; RSVP to 540/654-1123 or send e-mail.
Saturday, 19 July, 2014
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