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                     Sip a cup of tea, enjoy some treats and learn about colonial medicine

    On Saturday, June 15 from 1:30 pm to 4:00 p.m. join the Historical Society of Glastonbury and colonial housewife Rebekha for a relaxing summer afternoon at the Welles-Shipman-Ward House. Sip a cup of tea and indulge in some delicious treats under the maple tree as Miss Rebekah discusses colonial medicine and the herbs she uses when her family isn’t feeling well. She’ll also speak about the role doctors and midwives played in women’s health and how colonial mothers cared for their families’ general well being. See, feel, smell and learn about different herbs from the garden that were used to heal Rebekha’s family from the sicknesses they suffered.  

    The afternoon will include a tour of the historic 18th century river mansion and the gardens on the property. The house features the largest known period kitchen fireplace in Connecticut, gorgeous unique antiques, and a 300 year old working loom.  

    The fee for the tour and the presentation is $10. Reservations are required and space is limited. Call 860.633.6890 to reserve your spot and enjoy a lovely afternoon at the Welles-Shipman-Ward House. 

    The Welles-Shipman-Ward house is located at 972 Main Street (Route 17) in South Glastonbury. Visit, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for more information and updates on this event.