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Fremont Family Funday is April 28th from 1:00 to 3:00 pm.

Fremont Family Funday
Posted on 04/20/2018

Fremont Family Funday
Saturday, April 28th
1:00 to 3:00 pm
FREE with Museum Admission


The topic of this month's Fremont Family Funday
Hands-On Workshop is
"Frontier Medicine"
 

As the pioneers crossed this great prairie, how did they cure a headache or a cough or prevent scurvy? Without access to hospitals or doctors and surrounded by miles of sagebrush, what did they do to survive a major illness?  Learn how the pioneers made-do with what they could find in the wilderness, such as bark from willow trees and native plants like juniper, mint, and sage. Travelers on the Oregon Trail also received help from Native Americans in the area.  Soldiers stationed on the western frontier also required medical attention but only sometimes had access to a trained professional. 

 

We will have a presenter who will discuss these topics and answer questions. Participants may try “Pioneer Lemonade” (which was not made with lemons) and make a reusable tea bag. The string on the tea bag may be decorated with beads and would make a great Mother’s Day present.

 

FFF is a drop-in program held between 1:00 and 3:00pm.  All supplies will be provided, and it is open to all ages. 

It is free with paid museum admission, which is FREE for members and for children ages 12 years and under ($1.50 for adults and $1 for youth).  All children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.