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Georgetown Historical Society
December 5 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Annual Meeting of the Georgetown Historical Society will be held at the Georgetown Peabody Library on Wednesday, December 5th at 7:00 p.m. Following a brief business meeting, special guest speaker Dr. Michael Cross, Associate Professor of chemistry at Northern Essex Community College, will give a presentation on “Medical Quackery: Snake Oil – Can you tell Fact from Fiction?”. The late 19th and early 20th century is considered the “Golden Age of Quackery,” when snake oil salesmen sold patent medicines to an unsuspecting public. This lecture presents many of the “quack” tonics and devices so prevalent during that time period.
The pubic is welcome to attend this free event. Gift shop items will be available for sale, and light refreshments will be served.