Landing After Hours: Granny Women, Yarb Doctors and Other Missouri Folk Healers

12/7/2022 | Missouri State Museum | Jefferson City, MO

Have you ever met a Missourian who claimed to “buy” people’s warts? What about carrying a buckeye in your pocket for luck, or using an herb poultice on a cut? As the people of the Appalachian Mountains traveled west, many settled in Missouri. With them, they brought a wealth of knowledge in practices of medicine and protection from a time when the nearest doctor could be more than a day’s travel away. Join Chief Museum Interpreter Carrie Hammond as she explores the types of Missouri folk healers, how they originated, and what we can learn from them today.

The Missouri State Museum's "Landing After Hours" program is held the first Wednesday of each month at Jefferson Landing State Historic Site, 100 Jefferson St. The Lohman classroom will open at 6:30 p.m., and the program will start at 7 p.m. Convenient parking is available in the lot next to the Lohman Building.

In addition to being held in person, this program will also be livestreamed on the Missouri State Museum's Facebook page.

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Program Time: 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. | Doors Open: 6:30 p.m.
Program Location:
  • In person: Jefferson Landing State Historic Site, 100 Jefferson St., Jefferson City
  • Virtual: Missouri State Museum Facebook page

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The Missouri State Museum is located at: 

First Floor, State Capitol, 201 W. Capitol Ave., Jefferson City, MO | 573-751-2854

Associated activities

  • Interpretive Programs