Selma Museum Presentation on Vick’s Inventor is Jan. 26

Display of Vick’s VapoRub, invented in Selma, NC. Source: Max G. Creech Selma Historical Museum
Display of Vick’s VapoRub, invented in Selma, NC. Source: Max G. Creech Selma Historical Museum

The Max G. Creech Selma Historical Museum will present a program on the life and times of Lunsford Richardson, inventor of Vick’s VapoRub, and the product’s impact.

Free and open-to-the-public, the program is scheduled for Saturday, January 26, 2019, 11am.

Lunsford Richardson, inventor of Vick’s VapoRub. Source: Max G. Creech Selma Historical Museum
Lunsford Richardson, inventor of
Vick’s VapoRub. Source: Max G. Creech Selma Historical Museum

Said event presenter and historian, Eric Jackson:

“We will highlight the life and times of Lunsford Richardson the Vick family and the impact that Vick’s VapoRub had on the south, the nation, and the world. Selma played an important role in the invention of Vick’s which is still a product that is known around the world. Many residents of Selma do not know the whole story and we want to present it to new residents and old residents. The program will highlight the Richardson and Vick families and the invention of Vick’s.”

This presentation is part of a series of events under development. The series will showcase the museum, broaden its outreach to the community, and tell Selma’s story.

Come and learn about this Johnston County inventor and his mentholated mainstay at the Max G. Creech Selma Historical Museum, located in historic “Uptown Selma” at 104 W Anderson Street, Selma, NC.

A Vick’s Pack will be given as a door prize. Light refreshments will be served.

For more information, call 919.333.4899 or email questions.

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