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Hands-on Heritage: November- Early Folk Medicine (Homeschool Edition)

  • Tyler State Park Office 101 Swamp Road Newtown, PA, 18940 United States (map)

Come to learn a new/old skill! 

Tyler State Park is partnering with Nichole Gerding of Thankful Sage Farm School to bring you ‘Hands-On Heritage.’

In each of these programs, we will discuss local history in context of the season, and try our hand at some heritage skills to take home to share with our families.  


What: “Early Folk Medicine”

Find out the most common ways that early Pennsylvanians treated ailments while planning and building your own home apothecary. Each person will be given a booklet of common garden vegetables, herbs, and fruits listed with their medical uses.  Our hands-on activity will be working on a calendula salve to take home. All materials supplied.

When:  Tuesday, 11/26 1pm-2pm

Where: The Classroom at Tyler State Park