This vintage school primer, with a copyright date of 1895, is an artifact found on one of our bookshelves in our schoolroom. The book covered a range of different health topics, from brain tissues to workouts to the use of alcohol.
Here is an excerpt from the section entitled "Errors in the Use of Alcohol,"
"If this view of the question is the correct one, how utterly foolish is the practice of those who are continually prescribing for themselves doses of this poisonous substance for any trifling disturbance of their health. And how much worse is the practice of taking the various forms of alcohol when the person so taking them is in good health and merely indulges in drinking for the purpose of bringing about a temporary stimulation. And worse than all the others is the practice of those who not only indulge in the stimulants themselves, but who ask others to join in with them under the name of good-fellowship, when none of them are to be benefited by so doing, but rather all of them are in danger of being injured by the act."
Soon all of these school books will be relocated to the First Village School, which was moved onto museum grounds during the month of June from its previous location on 4th Ave.
Back in 2017 our staff wrote a new post each week about a different artifact from our Museum collection. We no longer keep up this tradition as we have moved on to other projects, but we have left them on our site for interest's sake. Enjoy this sneak peek of our Museum and make sure to stop on by to see more!