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East Lycoming Historical Society hosts Civil War program and Victorian Tea

By Staff | Apr 10, 2019

HUGHESVILLE – The East Lycoming Historical Society will open the spring season with a program on Monday, April 15 with speaker Robert Marut from Catawissa who will portray a Civil War surgeon.

Medical knowledge at the time was extremely primitive, and doctors did not understand infection and did little to prevent it. While the typical soldier was at very high risk of being shot and killed in combat, he faced an even greater risk of dying from disease.

Murat’s extensive collection of various surgical instruments will be on display at the Trinity Lutheran Church on Main Street in Hughesville at 7 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend. Refreshments will be served following the program.?

Saturday, April 27 is the date for the tenth annual Victorian Tea hosted by the East Lycoming Historical Society. Location is the Hughesville Friends Church, on S. Third St., Hughesville. Ladies are encouraged to dust off their spring hats and celebrate spring by attending this annual tea. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. with tea served promptly at 2 p.m. There will be typical English teas, scones, savories, and sweets, door prizes and many baskets to see.

The program will be presented by Sue Sprout of Picture Rocks. She will explain “Making Do” about women who lived during the Civil War, and how they used their knowledge, along with what they grew, to fill the gaps created by shortages of manpower, money, food, and medicine. “Making Do” was not just a simple saying to them, it was a way of life in the 1800s.

Judy Egly is tea chairperson. Make reservations by calling Sharon Hughes 570-584-2244 by April 20.