Misery & Remedy: the Rise and Eradication of Epidemic Diseases in East Texas
February 1, 2015 – December 20, 2015
Museum staff are currently finishing the installation of an exhibit that has been in progress for over two years. The Museum is temporarily closed while the exhibit is installed, and will open to the public in February.
Misery and Remedy will examine six epidemic diseases – smallpox, cholera, yellow fever, Spanish influenza, tuberculosis and polio – through the mid-1900s, focusing on early remedies, scientific discoveries, and the advancement of public health. The exhibit includes more than 150 artifacts from 23 institutional and private lenders throughout the East Texas region and across the United States. A wide range of objects from bloodletting devices to a nurse’s uniform and a pocket microscope to a ginger jar tell the story of epidemics in East Texas: an international story that is an example of the old adage, ‘all history is local’.
For more information on the exhibit, or on how to plan a visit for your group, contact the Museum staff by phone: (936) 468-2408, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The campus of Stephen F. Austin State University is home to a fort, and not just any fort. A fort that was a trading post, private home, church, jail, and saloon - but never a fort. A fort that was built three times, and a fort that was torn down by men to be re-erected by women. Read more about the history of the Stone Fort.
Admission for individuals is free of charge. Educational programs are by reservation only. Call 936-468-2408 for group rates and more information.
Open Tuesday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday 1 to 5 p.m. Closed Mondays and University Holidays.
From North Street, Business Highway 59, enter Stephen F. Austin State University at Griffith Boulevard. The Museum will be on your left at the intersection of Griffith and Clarke Boulevards. Free parking for visitors is available only on the front and the south sides of the Museum. Paid parking is available in the covered garage across from the Museum.
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