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Photo of the Week: Fun but icky Colonial medicine at Yorktown

colonial-era-medical-procedures-yorktown-victory-center-bfw-scarborough-photoNothing like a semi-gory discussion of 1700’s battlefield medical procedures to make kids appreciate the simple comforts of a modern FluMist squirt.

At the Yorktown Victory Center in Virginia, there are all sorts of kid-friendly demonstrations like this one on Colonial-era doctoring, and as a bonus, this coming weekend is a special two-day Yorktown Victory Weekend to commemorate the American Revolution’s Battle of Yorktown.

There will be encampments with reenactors, demonstrations and interpretive tours – you can take one of my favorite fall scenic drives, the Colonial Parkway, to get there.

Just keep that scalpel and those tooth-pullers away from me, okay?