The Sick Room – Hands On Event

Joyner Library is hosting the traveling exhibit “The Sick Room: Invalid Feeders and Bedside Necessities” in the North Carolina Collection. The exhibit, open through the month of May, showcases a variety of items that helped ease invalids back to health during the Victorian Period and is on loan from the Country Doctor Museum.

Today, Thursday, April 6 from 1-3 p.m. in the first floor lobby of Joyner Library, students will have the opportunity to participate in a related hands-on activity. Participants can grind up medicinal herbs such as eucalyptus, rosemary, and peppermint to make medicinal herb sachets, while Country Doctor Museum employees speak on how these herbs were used as home remedies, particularly in sick rooms.

 Activities will continue on the third floor where students are encouraged to visit the exhibit and vote for their favorite exhibit item. The exhibit curator will also be on hand to discuss the artifacts on display and answer any questions.