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|Sam Davis Home Family Day on Health & Medicine scheduled for Aug. 24|
The Historic Sam Davis Home & Plantation will be hosting another free Family Day on Sunday, Aug. 24 from 1 to 4 p.m. FULL STORY
This Family Day event is about health and medicine with the Civil War marking significant advances in the field of medicine.
Families will learn about battlefield medicine and its influence on the many inventions and discoveries in health care and medicine that came by necessity during the war.
Students will explore surgical procedures through reproduction artifacts and bits of herbal lore used to treat patients. Activities will include learning how to wrap bandages for injuries and how to make your own toothpaste.
Historic interpreters will be present to discuss the experiences of Civil War nurses, surgeons and soldiers. This free event includes activities and museum admission.
More information is available by contacting Alex Collins at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 615-459-2341.
The Historic Sam Davis Home & Plantation is located at 1399 Sam Davis Road, Smyrna, TN 37167 and is a non-profit, historic house and museum. For more information, including hours and admission rates, call (615) 459-2341 or visit the website at www.samdavishome.org.
Posted: Wednesday, August 20, 2014 6:01 pm
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