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Smallpox, the Colonial Pandemic
August 12, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Learn about the effect that smallpox had on Keene residents in the 18th century with historian and professional storyteller Becky Barton. Visitors will take a guided tour of the Wyman Tavern Museum on South Main street and discover what steps were taken to try and keep the community safe, prior to Americans knowing about germ theory and transmission. Discover who had the pox and how it affected our region’s soldiers during the American Revolution. Free parking is available along Bruder Street in Historical Society-designated spaces. This is a one-hour guided tour in a historic house museum.
Ticketing Details – click here to purchase tickets
Tickets are $10/person. Tickets must be pre-purchased on the Society’s website: Historical Society of Cheshire County within 24 hours of the tour day/time.
No walk-up tickets will be available at this time. Tour guides do not carry money.
Space is limited to 8 people per tour. Tours meet at the Historical Society’s ticketing office– Bruder House, 349 Main Street, located on the corner of Main Street and Bruder Street in Keene. Bring a printed copy of your ticket or show it on your smartphone to the tour guide.
Wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather.
For private and group tour information please email our Education Director, Jennifer Carroll at firstname.lastname@example.org.