San Jacinto Family Day: Medicine Making

Dec 9 2023 - 11:00am to 3:00pm

San Jacinto Museum

graphic advertising San Jacinto Family Day; image shows someone using a mortar and pestle and the text reads: San Jacinto Family Day December Medicine Making

People in the 1830s got sick, just like we do today, but they had very different ways of treating illness. Before modern medicine, people had to rely on natural ingredients like cinnamon and willow bark to cure illnesses.

Learn more about historic medicine and try making your own by grinding cinnamon bark in a mortar and pestle at our final Family Day of the year.

When: Saturday, 9; drop in between 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Where: San Jacinto Monument

Age Range: Kids 5+

Cost: Free

Note: The San Jacinto Museum and Battlefield Association and San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site are excited to announce the San Jacinto Family Day program. Once a month, we offer a hands-on, interactive program from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. designed to be enjoyed as a family. Additionally, child entry is FREE all day with the purchase of an adult ticket, so bring the kids or grandkids and experience Texas history as a family! While groups are welcome to participate in the Family Day activity, free child admission only applies to families. Learn more about upcoming Family Day programs. 

For more information, email or call 281-479-2431.

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