What do you do when you are sick? The Laurel Museum’s new exhibit: “Is There a Doctor in the House? Laurel’s Healthcare Stories” tries to answer that question for one Maryland community. The exhibit, which opens February 3, 2019, explores the doctors, pharmacies, hospitals, medicines and especially the people who have cared for Laurel’s citizens for the past 200 years. These include midwife, Gertrude Matthews, William Shreve Hudson, Laurel’s first African-American doctor, 1870s pharmacist Robert Sadler, and Drs. Bryan, John and William Warren who operated the first hospital.
Learn about folk medicines and homeopathy. The exhibit features objects from years of medicine in Laurel, including a nurse’s cap, doctor’s bag, prescriptions, medical notebooks, and more.
The Laurel Museum is at 817 Main Street, Laurel. Admission free.Hours: Wednesday and Friday 10:00am-1:00pm. Sunday 1:00-4:00pm
For information: www.laurelhistoricalsociety.org, 301-725-7975.