Jacksonport State Park exhibit opens May 7th

“Diseases, Doctors, Patients and Pills” delves into 19th century medicine

(JACKSONPORT, Ark.) –Jacksonport State Park’s newest courthouse exhibit, “Diseases, Doctors, Patients and Pills,” delves into the murky and sometimes quirky world of 19th century medicine.  Professionals and quacks, poisons and patent medicines, treatments and tragedies appear in Jackson County’s fight against disease.  Come and find a cure for your curiosity about this unique facet of the area’s history.

The exhibit will have its grand opening on May 7th at 10 a.m. to noon in the Jacksonport State Park Courthouse Museum courtroom.  Timothy Nutt, the director of the Historical Research Center at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences will present a program on the exciting history of medicine in Arkansas.  The exhibit will be open to the public during normal museum hours until the first week of February 2023.