Changing Views: Herb Walk
This program is part of The Hopkinton Historical Society’s 2019 summer exhibit and series of programming, Changing Views: Relations Between Hopkinton's Early Settlers and Native Americans. The exhibit and programs will look at the history of Native American and Euro-colonial cultural clashes in Hopkinton, how the perception of Native Americans has changed, and examine both the differences between the two cultures and the connections to be made between their shared past.
Herbalist Lynn Clowes will lead a trail walk beginning at Hopkington's Kimball Lake Cabins where she will highlight various plants used by Native Americans and early colonists. Plants will be identified and discussed in their habitats. Topics such as harvesting, storing for use, preparing as medicine, and what symptoms each herb is indicated for will be discussed. Questions are welcome. All ages are welcome to participate.
Free and open to the public.
Other events in this series:
7/18/2019 - The Hidden Histories of New England’s Georgian Shoes
7/25/2019 - The Abenaki: The First Travelers
8/18/2019 - Twist, Tie, Knot: Indigenous Textiles of the Northeast