The Country Doctor Museum in Bailey, North Carolina is holding a special “spooky” evening. The family-friendly evening includes a tour, demonstrations, and activities that will highlight some of the museum’s more “gruesome medical artifacts” — just in time for Halloween.
Twilight at the Museum is planned for Saturday, October 19, 2019, 6-8:30pm — starting as darkness falls. Tours of the museum will be given, but that’s not all.
Watch for the “Plague Doctors” roaming the museum grounds.
Check out the historical demonstrations of Civil War era surgery and embalming techniques. Educational and slightly creepy.
A fortune teller will be on-hand for the kiddos.
And, if you wish, you can head to the “cadaver lab photo booth” for a unique photo opportunity.
Volunteers will be answering questions and assisting visitors.
Admission for Twilight at the Museum on October 19 will be $4 for ages 5 and up. The admission fee goes toward Country Doctor Museum educational event costs.
The Country Doctor Museum is located at 7089 Peele Road, Bailey, NC (Nash County). There is ample parking by the Visitor’s Center, gift shop, and Carriage House across the street.
The Country Doctor Museum is the oldest museum in the United States dedicated to the history of America’s rural health care. It’s unique and has a wide variety of medical paraphernalia on display. The gift shop offers plant medicine books and local history books alongside other items, including a book spotlighting the history of The Country Doctor Museum published in 2019.
For information, see www.countrydoctormuseum.org.
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Source: Jan Gwaltney, The Country Doctor Museum