Curated by Lycia Kougemitros, this exhibition showcases early medical tools used to extract health benefits and properties. Inspired by the natural beauty of Pelham Bay Park, the exhibit will incorporate local history and early colonial settlers’ practices in the evolution of science and technology.
The exhibit is on view in Room 202 on the second floor of the mansion. According to the 1987 Historic Structures Report issued by Daniel M.C. Hopping and Zachary N. Studenroth, the second-floor dressing room – originally accessed through the southwest bedroom – was converted into a lavatory when the architectural firm of Delano & Aldrich updated the mansion between 1915 and 1918.
A talk about the exhibit will be given by Lycia Kougemitros in the double parlors at 2pm followed by a discussion led by Oleana (Whispering Dove) Graham regarding the traditional medicine of Lenapehoking.
Thematic refreshments (herbal teas) will be served.