Sponsored by: Underground Railroad History Project of the Capital Region
Presented by Doctor Thomas Elkins
What ails you? What’s the cure? Come and learn about 19th century medicine and Dr. Thomas Elkins, an esteemed African American doctor from Albany. Enjoy presentations by Stuart Lehman, who will educate you on 19th century medical devices and practices. Delve into the everyday life of Dr. Elkins with Trash Talks by Janine Moon, who will interpret artifacts unearthed from Dr. Elkin’s lot. To complete this 19th century experience, period costumes will be available to try on.
This free outdoor program will take place on October 27th for this International Archaeology Day Program at the Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence at 194 Livingston Avenue in Albany from 10am to 2pm.
The Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence historic site is a program of Underground Railroad History Project (URHP). URHP is a non-profit organization the mission of which is to re-explore the story of the Underground Railroad for its local connections, story of African Americans and its relationship to today’s events.