Getting Better: Health and Medicine in History

Kids living through the challenges and changes of the COVID-19 pandemic right now might have lots of questions. How do we stay healthy? What should we do when we’re sick? Has something like this ever happened before? Join us as we look to the past to see how tenement residents approached sickness and health throughout history. How did immigrant families combine healing methods from their cultures of origin with what they found in the United States? How did they respond to disease outbreaks like the 1918 flu pandemic? How did they help one another and find comfort during times of illness?

This program is recommended for ages 8 – 12.

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