Friday 11 October 2019

Australian Survival and Preppers..: How The NSW Government Has Turned Objects Into Tim...

Australian Survival and Preppers..: How The NSW Government Has Turned Objects Into Tim...: The dangers of producing legislation on whim, without adequate stakeholder scrutiny are clear to us all, but not apparently to the NSW Go...

I am posting this link here because this could affect any living historian using dummy ordinance even from the 17th & 18th centuries!!!

Tuesday 8 October 2019

Monday 7 October 2019

17C American Women: Women in 17C New England

17C American Women: Women in 17C New England: In 17C New England, women usually arrived with family members to band together in cooperative religious communities organized for the collec...

Thursday 3 October 2019

17C American Women: The Unhealthy 17C Chesapeake - Desperate for Women...

17C American Women: The Unhealthy 17C Chesapeake - Desperate for Women...: Life in the American wilderness was nasty, brutish, and short for the earliest Chesapeake settlers; malaria, dysentery, and typhoid took a c...

Medical Use of Honey in the 17th & 18th centuries. Documentation.

18th Century Medicinal Uses for Honey.
 ‘A poultis for a Swelling by My Aunt Dorothy Pates’, for example, used honey as a binding agent. Another recipe, said to be ‘approved by the best doctars [sic]’ used a clove of garlic saturated in fine English honey and put in the ear for eight days to cure pain and restore hearing.   
 Abigail Smith and others, ‘Collection of medical and cookery receipts’ (c. 1700).  Wellcome Library, London, MS 4631, f. 7r.
 Ibid., f. 23 v

“Cut the white heels from some red rose buds, and lay them to dry in a place where there is a draught of air; when they are dried, put half a pound of them into a stone jar, and pour on them three pints of boiling water; stir them well, and let them stand twelve hours; then press off the liquor (liquid) and when it has settled, add to it five pounds of honey; boil it well, and when it is of the consistence of thick syrup, put it by for use. It is good against mouth sores, and on many other occasions.”
‘Honey of Roses’ and The Family Herbal by Sir John Hill 1759.
The leaves being applied with honey to running sores or ulcers, do cleanse them.
The Project Gutenberg EBook of The Complete Herbal, by Nicholas Culpeper
17th Century.

Tuesday 1 October 2019

Upcoming Fall Events at Museum of Appalachia.

Upcoming Fall Events at Museum of Appalachia
NORRIS, Tenn. – As the leaves begin to change and an Autumn chill sets in, the Museum of Appalachia will host two entertaining family-friendly events.
Fall Heritage Fridays, every Friday in October from 9am-3pm, will offer the opportunity to step back in time and enjoy the sights, sounds, smells, and tastes of pioneer traditions and demonstrations.  Each week will present its own focus area of pioneer life, with exhibitions centered around each theme.
Friday, October 4: “Fall Harvest Day”  Activities to include sorghum making, canning, gardening, farm animal education and petting area, and cooking demonstrations.
Friday, October 11: “Pioneer Performance Arts Day” Activities to include traditional music education and performance, old-fashioned games, dancing, and storytelling.
Friday, October 18: “Pioneer Trades Day” Activities to include blacksmithing, doll making, sawmilling, leatherworking, beekeeping, wheat threshing, shingle splitting, and coopering.
Friday, October 25: “Textiles and Heritage Arts Day” Activities to include sheep herding and shearing, spinning and weaving, pottery making, quilting, and basket weaving.
Haunts and History, October 26-27 from 4-9pm, will feature a trick-or-treat trail, filled with homemade and vintage candies and treats, as well as local storytellers sharing true and inspired stories about our Appalachian ancestors.  Guests can also enjoy hay rides, live music, blacksmithing, pumpkin carving demonstrations, and festive snacks. 
For an additional charge, attendees can pick pumpkins from the patch or choose a pumpkin to paint and take home. 
Advance tickets for both events are on sale now at museumofappalachia.org; events are free to Museum members.  For additional information, admission details, or to enter one of the contests, please call 865-494-7680 or visit the website. 

As a non-profit, Smithsonian affiliated organization, the Museum’s mission is to preserve the artifacts and culture of an earlier time for the benefit of future generations; and to instill in the community – regionally, nationally, and internationally- a greater knowledge of and appreciation for the Appalachian heritage. The Museum is located 16 miles north of Knoxville at I-75, exit, 122, then one mile east.