Chautauqua – Traveling Medicine Shows

medicineshowposter-3The days of the old time traveling medicine shows seem a distant memory. Join us at the Pikes Peak Historical Society May Chautauqua for a glimpse into some of the history surrounding this era of American merchandising and entertainment. Find out more about “snake oil” and intriguing patent remedies, all touting to “cure what ails you.” Surprisingly, some are still on the market today! Kathy Herrin will present an interesting program, including some fascinating photos, about Traveling Medicine Shows.

Kathy Herrin has spent more than two decades in the Criminal Justice field. She took a break, of almost two years, to serve as the Director of Academic Services at the Fremont Campus of Pueblo Community College. She returned to the Probation Department in March 2017. Past probation work included two years as the Victim Services Officer in Pueblo and about two years supervising offenders. Prior to her Probation career, Herrin was with the Cañon City Police Department, where some of her duties included Field Training for new officers, Crisis Negotiation and Crime Prevention and Victim Assistance.

The Pikes Peak Historical Society invites you to learn more about the Old Time Traveling Medicine Shows at the PPHS monthly Chautauqua on Sunday, May 20th at 2pm at the Florissant Library. The Library is located adjacent to the Florissant Community Park on 334 Circle Drive in Florissant. This program is presented as a public service of the Pikes Peak Historical Society in partnership with the Rampart Range Library System. Admission is free and refreshments are served.  No reservation is required but arrive early, seating is limited. For more information call 719-748-8259 or 719-748-3861.