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Revolutionary War Medicine

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Date:
June 30
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Venue

Nathan Denison House
35 Denison Street
Forty Fort, PA 18704 United States
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Phone:
570-823-6244
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On Sunday, June 30, 2019, at 2 p.m., the Luzerne County Historical Society will host a talk about Revolutionary-era medicine, its tools and remedies. Join re-enactor Jeff Smith to learn about common ailments of the late 1700s, and how they were treated at the time. Check out the tools and remedies that were used.

Tours of the historic 1790 Nathan Denison House, 35 Dennison Street, Forty-Fort, PA, will be available from 1 to 4 p.m. Tickets are free for members of the Society, $5 for non-member adults and $3 for non-member kids. Tickets include a tour of the Denison House and the talk. For more information, call 570-823-6244 ext. 3 or email reservations@luzernehistory.org.

Nathan Denison was one of the first forty shareholders in the Susquehanna Company to settle five new towns in the Wyoming Valley in February 1769. Denison became a popular leader of the pioneer settlers from Connecticut. He served as a Justice of the Peace and colonel of the local militia.