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Meet Elizabeth S. Kingman Horr, 19th-century female doctor

Event organizer: Sheri Leahan
Event Date & Time: August 22, 2019 2:00 pm until August 22, 2019 2:30 pm
Contact email: norlands@norlands.org
Sheri Leahan | Washburn-Norlands Living History Center
Sheri Leahan | Washburn-Norlands Living History Center

LIVERMORE — Special programming continues at the Norlands Living History Center on Thursday, August 22 when “Elizabeth S. Kingman Horr” (1835-1920), a 19th-century doctor, visits the site at 2 p.m,, at 290 Norlands Road.
Visitors can meet Elizabeth Horr who is portrayed by Tizz Crowley, a Norlands’ volunteer. Elizabeth was the wife of Dr. Oren Alonzo Horr, a pioneer in the use of antiseptic dressings in the 1800s.  Working alongside her husband in the Civil War, she served as a nurse for wounded soldiers. After the War, they moved to Lewiston, Maine, and opened a medical practice. Elizabeth went on to formally study medicine and graduated from medical school in 1872.
Tizz, dressed in period costume as Elizabeth, will share stories about her life, the new medicines and ways for caring for the sick in the 1800s, and her perspective on how Dr. Horr became a pioneer for women in the medical profession.
No RSVP is necessary. This special program is included with general tour admission. In addition to meeting Elizabeth Horr, visitors may tour the 1867 mansion, farmer’s cottage and barn and attend school in the one-room schoolhouse. The meeting house (church) and the Washburn library will also be open. Arrive by noon to have time to see all of the buildings and the special presentations.

General admission is $10 per person ($8 members); $6 ($4 members) ages 12 and under. $25 ($20 members) family rate for two adults and children under 18 from the same household.

For more information, visit norlands.org.