Publication Date: 
July 2014

Step Back in Time: Herbal Remedies

July 12-13, 2014, from 10 am–5 pm
 
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (07/03/2014) — Discover the plants and herbs that keep us happy and healthy at The Farmers’ Museum on Saturday and Sunday, July 12-13. During Step Back in Time: Herbal Remedies Weekend, learn about patent medicines and ingredients to make home remedies, take a workshop, and tour the herb garden with our expert.
 
Roll up your sleeves and make your own herbal sachet, or perhaps grind herbs to be used to prepare medicine. In the blacksmith shop, watch laboratory equipment take shape.  
 
Workshops will be highlights of the weekend. On Saturday at 1:00 pm, learn to improve your wellness and nutrition from Marguerite Uhlmann-Bower, herbalist, R.N., and outdoors educator of Weeds, Leaves, Seeds & Shoots, a nature-oriented wellness program with workshops on wild-crafting and wild foods foraging. 
 
The workshop on Sunday at 1:00 pm is “Herbal Allies for the Dog Days of Summer,” featuring common plants that help ease the insect bites, sunburns, cuts, and rashes of summer (led by Judith Millar, herbalist, Sacred Ground Herbals).
 
Life in 1845 continues throughout the museum’s historic village and farmstead. Don’t miss the Empire State Carousel, the museum you can ride, and the Children’s Barnyard with its baby sheep, goats, and other animals.
 
Herbal Remedies Weekend is a way to experience history first-hand at the museum, bringing the past to life and enriching our lives today. The weekend is sponsored by Cooperstown Natural Foods and NBT Bank.
 
All Step Back in Time Weekends are held at the museum from 10:00 am–5:00 pm. Entry is included in the museum admission: Adults and juniors (13-64): $12.00; seniors (65+): $10.50; youth (7-12): $6.00; children (6 and under): Free. NYSHA members are always admitted free, as are active-duty and retired career military.  Through Labor Day, active-duty military and up to five family members are free, through the Blue Star Museum program.
Press Release Contact: 
Todd Kenyon, Public Relations
New York State Historical Association
Fenimore Art Museum/The Farmers’ Museum
Phone: (607) 547-1472 / E-mail: pr@nysha.org
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