Free event in Jonesboro to take you back in time

Free event in Jonesboro to take you back in time
Guest speaker Vicky Schoeneweis (Source: W. Danny Honnoll)

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - An event open to the public will take you back in history while also giving a glimpse into home remedies for health.

The Craighead County Historical Society invites the public to attend its quarterly meeting on Monday, July 11 at 7 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Jonesboro located at 700 Union Street.

The guest speaker is Vicky Schoeneweis. She is a park interpreter at Jacksonport State Park.

At Monday's meeting, Schoeneweis will present a program called "Medicine During the War Between the States."

According to the news release, she will focus on the practice of taking care of the sick and wounded during the Civil War.

Nineteenth-century remedies and herbal medicines will also be discussed.

Those who attend will also get to make the home remedy called Opodeldoc to take home.

The Craighead County Historical Society meeting is free of charge.

The society asks that you enter the church through the double back doors.

For more information, contact CCHS President W. Danny Honnoll at 870-926-2985.

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