Members-Only Coffee: Religion and Healing Practices

Free admission. Reservations recommended: 267.502.2990 or info@glencairnmuseum.org.

Join other Glencairn Museum Members to explore religion and healing practices of three seemingly very different cultures: Pennsylvania Dutch, Ancient Egyptian, and Medieval Christian. Glencairn Museum’s Director, Brian Henderson, will give an introduction to the exhibition Powwowing in Pennsylvania: Healing Rituals of the Dutch Country and will offer comments and insights into healing practices of the Pennsylvania Dutch. Visit the Egyptian gallery with Museum Educator Diane vanZyverden for an exploration of how Ancient Egyptians incorporated amulets and statuettes in their healing rituals thousands of years ago. Museum Educator Leah Smith will invite you to see, smell, touch, and taste a variety of herbs used by Medieval Christians to cure and prevent illnesses. Make your own herbal pouch to take home.

There will also be time for you to explore the exhibition Powwowing in Pennsylvania: Healing Rituals of the Dutch Country at your own pace.

Coffee, tea, and light refreshments will be available throughout the morning. A casual lunch in the tower for four people will be raffled off as a door prize (must be present to win).