Autumn Programs

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Spooky Scavenger Hunts

On the October 28th, 2016, all ages were invited to explore the Museum of Health Care like never before! Brave participants learned strange and spectacular facts about the history of medicine while seeking out the spookier side of the Museum's collection. A selection of jaw-dropping artefacts were on display.

A Healthy Dose of Horror with Dr. Greg Baran and Dr. Pamela Peacock

On the evening of Saturday, October 19, 2013, participants ages 12 and up learned about surgical procedures in the 19th century and received a behind-the-scenes look at spine-tingling artefacts from the Museum’s collection. Dr. Greg Baran presented an evening of historical re-enactments of medical procedures from times past and played the part of a regimental surgeon from 1812. Dr. Pamela Peacock, Museum Curator, provided historical context by demonstrating artefacts such as a surgical case and pill rolling machine. Thank you to our wonderful performers, volunteers and participants!

This event was supported in part by Kingston Travel Clinic (

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A Healthy Dose of Horror

On the afternoon of Saturday, October 27th, 2012, children ages 6-12 visited the Museum of Health Care to dig in to the history of grave robbing with frightful facts & harrowing hands-on activities! Later that evening, adults joined Scott Belyea and Dr. Greg Baran for an edifying evening of body snatching and medical studies. Thank you to everyone who helped with and attended this program!

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A Healthy Dose of Horror with Dr. Greg Baran

A night at the Museum of Health Care is sure to enlighten, amaze, and scare! On Sunday, October 30th, 2011, children, youth, and adults were invited to enjoy popcorn and punch, participate in a spooky activity, and join Dr. Greg Baran for a grisly, jaw-dropping historical reenactment. Dr. Baran demonstrated bloodletting, leeching, toothpulling, counter-irritation, and amputation procedures to show what a doctor's visit was like 150 years ago.

Thank you to all those who attended the program!

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