18th Century Apothecary Workshop

Saturday, October 5, 2024

10 a.m. – noon

If you found yourself ill or injured in the 18th century, would you know what to do? Plumb these depths during a workshop presented by Charles Brett, an Apothecary-Surgeon. Dr. Brett will discuss the various roles of medical practitioners found in the colony of North Carolina. As his apprentice, you will explore medicinals grown in 18th c. gardens used in recipes to treat common ailments and diseases. A review of the principles of surgery and bandaging used to treat the most common of injuries will be discussed to complete your training.  To demonstrate your understanding, you will compound your own medicinal recipe to take home. Follow up reading material will be available in the Museum Shop on the day of the program.

Tickets are $30, and include materials needed for the workshop.

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. Please plan to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to that time to get your tickets and instructions. Space is limited. Tickets are non-refundable.

Call: 252-639-3525 for more information.