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December 2020

Historical Lecture: Medicinal Plants of the Civil War

December 8 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Historical Lecture: Medicinal Plants of the Civil War with Lesley Parness Could plants have played a role in the outcome of the Civil War?  Learn how important plants were in every aspect of this conflict, on battlefields and home fronts of both the North and the South.  Over 30 plants are discussed and their medicinal properties noted.  "Receipts," or recipes are included for popular herbal remedies such as horehound lozenges and witch hazel tonic. The history of patent medicines is…

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Christmas Lights of New York City with Mario Medici

December 10 @ 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Photo slide lecture will begin at 59th and Lexington and will meander through the streets of New York City viewing the holiday lights and window decorations, as only New York City can do it. Slides will include, among others, the UNICEF. Can't travel to NYC this year? Well, we have you covered with this fun and colorful program. Snowflake, Radio City Music Hall, the Channel Gardens at Rockefeller Center and a host of gayly decorated storefronts and hotels, including Saks,…

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NASA’s next Mars mission: Perseverance – The Mars 2020 Rover

December 10 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

NASA's next Mars mission: Perseverance - The Mars 2020 Rover with Paul Cirillo, Astronomer Learn all about NASA’s next mission to Mars! The Mars 2020 Rover will look for signs of habitable conditions on Mars in the ancient past as well as for signs of past microbial life itself. The rover will be using a drill to collect core samples and set them aside on the surface of Mars for a future mission to potentially return them to Earth. The…

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