Explore 18th-Century Science — Special Tour and Demos for Kids | News Release | City of Alexandria

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Special Tour and Demos for Kids Explore 18th-Century Science

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The Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum is hosting a special day of 18th-century natural and medical science exploration and demonstrations on Sunday, March 26. Visit the Apothecary and discover curious objects, from poison bottles to dragon’s blood, and find out how they were used – and if they worked!

This hour-long program includes a tour of the museum and hands-on demonstrations of the “latest” in science led by re-enactors.  The program is held between 1 and 4 p.m., with new groups beginning every 30 minutes.  Program is recommended for 2nd grade and older—ideal for families or children’s groups. Admission is $6 per person, both children and adults. Reservations are recommended as space is limited, and can be made by purchasing tickets online at www.shop.alexandriava.gov or calling 703.746.3852.

The Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum, a family-run business in Old Town Alexandria for more than a hundred years, is noted for its outstanding collection of medicinal herbs, shop furnishings, apothecary bottles and equipment, many still in their original location. It also has a spectacular collection of archival materials, including journals, letters and diaries, prescription and formula books, ledgers, orders and invoices. The names of famous customers appear in the documents, including Martha Washington, Nelly Custis, and Robert E. Lee. For more information about the Apothecary Museum, visit www.apothecarymuseum.org or call 703.746.3852.

The City of Alexandria is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended. To request a reasonable accommodation, e-mail apothecary.museum@alexandriava.gov or call 703.746.3852, Virginia Relay 711


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