18th Century Apothecary Workshop

Saturday, May 11, 2024

10:30 a.m. – noon and 2 – 3:30 p.m.

Embrace your inner Claire Fraser during a workshop presented by Charles Brett, an Apothecary-Surgeon. Dr. Brett will discuss the various roles found in an 18th century medical practice. As his apprentice, you will learn about local and imported ingredients for medicinal recipes and gain an understanding of their uses in treating ailments and diseases. To demonstrate your understanding, you will compound your own medicinal recipe to take home. Finally, a lesson on surgery and bandage application will complete this interactive lesson. Follow up reading material will be available in the Museum Shop on the day of the program.

Price includes a materials fee

Apprentices under the age of 14 will require an adult chaperone. Chaperones are free but will not be able to participte in the hands-on portion of the lecture

Pick up your tickets for this tour at the North Carolina History Center. This event begins at 10:30 am or 2 pm so plan to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to that time to get your tickets and instructions. Tickets for the afternoon session will become availalbe after the morning session has sold out.
Space is limited.  Tickets are non-refundable.

Call: 252-639-3525 for more information.