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JEFFERSON CITY, MO, NOV. 21, 2022 – Have you ever met a Missourian who claimed to “buy” people’s warts? What about someone who carries a buckeye in their pocket for luck? Maybe you know someone who has used an herb poultice on a cut. As the people of the Appalachian Mountains traveled west, many settled in Missouri, bringing with them a wealth of knowledge in medical practices and protection at a time when the nearest doctor could be more than a day’s travel away.

Join Chief Museum Interpreter Carrie Hammon at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, as she explores the different types of Missouri folk healers, their origins and what they can teach us today.

The Missouri State Museum’s “Landing after Hours” program is held monthly on the first Wednesday at the Jefferson Landing State Historic Site, 100 Jefferson St. in Jefferson City. Doors of the Lohman Building classroom open at 6:30 p.m. and the presentation begins at 7 p.m. Convenient parking is available in the lot next to the Lohman Building.

In addition to being held in person, this program will also be livestreamed on the Missouri State Museum’s Facebook page at For more information, call 573-751-2854.

For more information on state parks and historic sites, visit Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

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