Southern Folk Medicine, 1750-1820 Lecture & Book Signing by Kay K. Moss

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Kings Mountain Historical Museum
100 East Mountain St.
Kings Mountain, NC 28086
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How did Southerners manage illness and injury prior to the Civil War?  To answer that question, Kay Moss, an author, historian, and founder of the Eighteenth-century Backcountry Lifeways Studies Program at the Schiele Museum in Gastonia, North Carolina, will discuss her book, Southern Folk Medicine, 1750-1820.  Moss will display a backcountry medical kit, discuss medicinal plants and their traditional uses, and describe Southern medical practices and beliefs during a time period when people relied more heavily on home remedies than treatment by the region’s few professional physicians.  Moss will be available after her lecture to sign some of her many titles that will be available in the Museum’s Gift Shop, including:

• Southern Folk Medicine, 1750-1820

• A Backcountry Herbal

• Journey to the Piedmont Past: Source Book

This program is presented in conjunction with Kings Mountain Historical Museum’s exhibit “Say Ahh!” The Incredible Medical History of Kings Mountain.

Cost: FREE
Contact: Adria Focht
Contact Phone: 7047391019
Contact Email: [email protected]

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