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National Nurses Week Celebration
May 6, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until May 13, 2017
National Nurses Week Celebration Saturday, May 6-Saturday, May 13, 2017
Honoring the Role of Nurses
Remick Museum Recognizes Nurses by Offering Free Admission During National Nurses Week
TAMWORTH VILLAGE, NH, May 4, 2017:
The week of Saturday, May 6 – Saturday, May 13, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. each day (closed Sunday), Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm in Tamworth Village will honor nurses and the contributions they make to local and global communities by offering current, retired and student nurses free admission during National Nurses Week.
Remick Museum & Farm highlights the medical practices of two country doctors, Edwin Remick and his son Edwin “Doc” Crafts Remick. It is the only country doctor museum in New England and one of only three in the country. Through exhibits and guided and self-led tours, the museum highlights the important contributions once made by country doctors, including their supporting nursing staff.
During the span of their 99 years of service to Tamworth and surrounding communities, the Drs. Remick were assisted by three nurses. Nurse Gertrude Seiders began serving the elder doctor in 1928 or ’29. When he passed away in 1935, Ms. Seiders stayed on to serve Doc’s practice for another fifty years. During the span of his service to the area, Doc was assisted by two additional dedicated nurses: Gerry White Eldridge took on her role in 1963, and Earline Stevens Wright joined them in 1983. Ms. Eldridge and Ms. Wright served the doctor until his passing in 1993.
Of particular interest during the week, museum visitors will be able to enjoy self-led tours of the “Our Medicine Through Time” exhibit. This room of displays take visitors through various time periods of how medicine was produced and provided in the United States. The exhibit includes an 1800s Still Room, a late 1800s Herbal Apothecary, an early 1900s Drug Store with Soda Fountain, and a 1940s Doctor’s Office supplied with medical equipment from that era.
On Friday, May 12, the museum will hold a reception to celebrate the life of Florence Nightingale on her birthday; she is considered the founder of modern nursing. Birthday cake will be served at 11 a.m., followed by guided tours of the “Our Medicine Through Time” exhibit and the original doctors’ office located in the Captain Enoch Remick House.
Since 1896, National Nurses Week has honored the nursing profession and is supported and promoted by the American Nurses Association (ANA). The museum began celebrating the event in 2016.
Admission to this event includes admission to the Museum. It is free for current, retired, and student nurses (please provide proof of profession), and children ages 4 and under; the cost is $5 for the general public. For additional information call 603-323-7591 or visit our event webpage at www.remickmuseum.org/events/nurses-week