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The Public Health Museum is a non-profit educational and cultural museum dedicated to preserving artifacts and records of our nation's history in public health. The Museum also serves as a resource to the community educating and exploring public health initiatives that address current health issues. Since 1994, the museum has been open to the public and has received a wide range of interest in vie

The Public Health Museum is a non-profit educational and cultural museum dedicated to preserving artifacts and records of our nation's history in public health. The Museum also serves as a resource to the community educating and exploring public health initiatives that address current health issues. Since 1994, the museum has been open to the public and has received a wide range of interest in vie

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Our awesome volunteers Liz and Paul were at Tewksbury's Safe Halloween yesterday, greeting trick or treaters! Outdoor to...
11/01/2021

Our awesome volunteers Liz and Paul were at Tewksbury's Safe Halloween yesterday, greeting trick or treaters! Outdoor tours will run as long as the great weather holds out!http://ow.ly/WYjL50GCcJ7 #publichealth #Tewksbury🎃

Our awesome volunteers Liz and Paul were at Tewksbury's Safe Halloween yesterday, greeting trick or treaters! Outdoor tours will run as long as the great weather holds out!http://ow.ly/WYjL50GCcJ7 #publichealth #Tewksbury🎃

Our tours for schools continue with the Community Health Nursing students from Middlesex Community College ! We love see...
10/30/2021

Our tours for schools continue with the Community Health Nursing students from Middlesex Community College ! We love seeing the next generation of public health professionals! #publichealth #nursingstudent 👍

Our tours for schools continue with the Community Health Nursing students from Middlesex Community College ! We love seeing the next generation of public health professionals! #publichealth #nursingstudent 👍

If you were unable to join us live for our Penikese Island discussion, the recording is now available. Thank you to all ...
10/27/2021

If you were unable to join us live for our Penikese Island discussion, the recording is now available. Thank you to all who participated! https://youtu.be/Np7UtcJBb7A.

If you were unable to join us live for our Penikese Island discussion, the recording is now available. Thank you to all who participated! https://youtu.be/Np7UtcJBb7A.

There's still time to join the discussion this evening  with our experts. Learn about Penikese Island leprosarium and th...
10/21/2021

There's still time to join the discussion this evening with our experts. Learn about Penikese Island leprosarium and the history of the disease . Hansen's Disease, formerly known as #leprosy. Free and virtual: https://penikeseislandleprosarium.eventbrite.com

There's still time to join the discussion this evening with our experts. Learn about Penikese Island leprosarium and the history of the disease . Hansen's Disease, formerly known as #leprosy. Free and virtual: https://penikeseislandleprosarium.eventbrite.com

Join our November book club as part of our salute to the 100th anniversary of the closing of Penikese Island, the lepros...
10/14/2021

Join our November book club as part of our salute to the 100th anniversary of the closing of Penikese Island, the leprosarium which has a fascinating history of what is now called Hansen's disease. Register here: http://ow.ly/Sh8M50GrjQf

Join our November book club as part of our salute to the 100th anniversary of the closing of Penikese Island, the leprosarium which has a fascinating history of what is now called Hansen's disease. Register here: http://ow.ly/Sh8M50GrjQf

Students from University of Richmond healthcare class of Dr. Rick Mayes visited this weekend and learned about the histo...
10/12/2021

Students from University of Richmond healthcare class of Dr. Rick Mayes visited this weekend and learned about the history of public health. We were delighted to welcome the sophomores as part of their SSIR program trip!

Students from University of Richmond healthcare class of Dr. Rick Mayes visited this weekend and learned about the history of public health. We were delighted to welcome the sophomores as part of their SSIR program trip!

Volunteer Coordinator Sandra Price shares some Moxie with students from Keefe Regional Technical School in Framingham du...
10/08/2021

Volunteer Coordinator Sandra Price shares some Moxie with students from Keefe Regional Technical School in Framingham during a recent tour. The students were so interested to learn about public health!

Volunteer Coordinator Sandra Price shares some Moxie with students from Keefe Regional Technical School in Framingham during a recent tour. The students were so interested to learn about public health!

TMHS International Club cleaned up the Pines Cemetery as part of Tewksbury’s Clean Up Day!
10/02/2021

TMHS International Club cleaned up the Pines Cemetery as part of Tewksbury’s Clean Up Day!

TMHS International Club cleaned up the Pines Cemetery as part of Tewksbury’s Clean Up Day!

Come visit us at the Tewksbury Fall Festival from 12-5pm today!
09/26/2021

Come visit us at the Tewksbury Fall Festival from 12-5pm today!

Come visit us at the Tewksbury Fall Festival from 12-5pm today!

The 9/11 Victims Fund has benefits extended through 2090. Compensation is available to those who worked or volunteered i...
09/25/2021

The 9/11 Victims Fund has benefits extended through 2090. Compensation is available to those who worked or volunteered in construction, clean-up, and debris removal; as well as people who lived, worked, or went to school in the exposure zone. https://www.vcf.gov/deadlines

The 9/11 Victims Fund has benefits extended through 2090. Compensation is available to those who worked or volunteered in construction, clean-up, and debris removal; as well as people who lived, worked, or went to school in the exposure zone. https://www.vcf.gov/deadlines

Don't be fooled on these cooler nights. The risk for West Nile Virus is present around the country in later summer/early...
09/23/2021

Don't be fooled on these cooler nights. The risk for West Nile Virus is present around the country in later summer/early fall, so wear long sleeves and use an EPA approved repellent.

Don't be fooled on these cooler nights. The risk for West Nile Virus is present around the country in later summer/early fall, so wear long sleeves and use an EPA approved repellent.

Timeline Photos
09/18/2021

Timeline Photos

If you missed  "When the Walls Trembled: The Fall of the Pemberton Mill", catch it on our YouTube channel. Learn how thi...
09/17/2021

If you missed "When the Walls Trembled: The Fall of the Pemberton Mill", catch it on our YouTube channel. Learn how this tragedy in Lawrence started a public safety movement. Especially poignant in the wake of the Surfside, FL condo collapse. http://ow.ly/9bBR50G8qlb

If you missed "When the Walls Trembled: The Fall of the Pemberton Mill", catch it on our YouTube channel. Learn how this tragedy in Lawrence started a public safety movement. Especially poignant in the wake of the Surfside, FL condo collapse. http://ow.ly/9bBR50G8qlb

Our friends at The Spellman Museum of Stamps & Postal History sent us this First Day of Issue 100th Anniversary Nursing ...
09/15/2021

Our friends at The Spellman Museum of Stamps & Postal History sent us this First Day of Issue 100th Anniversary Nursing Stamp cover from 1961! We will add it to our nursing exhibit! #stamps #nursing

Our friends at The Spellman Museum of Stamps & Postal History sent us this First Day of Issue 100th Anniversary Nursing Stamp cover from 1961! We will add it to our nursing exhibit! #stamps #nursing

As we remember 9.11, National Library of Medicine (NLM) has a fascinating collection of articles  about the long term he...
09/12/2021

As we remember 9.11, National Library of Medicine (NLM) has a fascinating collection of articles about the long term health impacts on first responders. Read about the Callery pear tree, which survived the attack and has been nursed back to health and replanted at Memorial Plaza. http://ow.ly/NwS950G8qgn

As we remember 9.11, National Library of Medicine (NLM) has a fascinating collection of articles about the long term health impacts on first responders. Read about the Callery pear tree, which survived the attack and has been nursed back to health and replanted at Memorial Plaza. http://ow.ly/NwS950G8qgn

The Power of Flowers Project, will  hold their annual Spread the Joy Luncheon on Wed., October 6 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30...
09/09/2021

The Power of Flowers Project, will hold their annual Spread the Joy Luncheon on Wed., October 6 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Four Oaks Country Club in Dracut. Basket raffle, gift card raffle, silent auction, wine pull and a golden ticket drawing to win a $500 Visa Gift Card. Visit POFP.org!

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The Power of Flowers Project, will hold their annual Spread the Joy Luncheon on Wed., October 6 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Four Oaks Country Club in Dracut. Basket raffle, gift card raffle, silent auction, wine pull and a golden ticket drawing to win a $500 Visa Gift Card. Visit POFP.org!

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More from Buried By Time photo workshop. We appreciate their partnership!Photo: courtesy Mike Minicucci/Buried By Time P...
09/04/2021

More from Buried By Time photo workshop. We appreciate their partnership!

Photo: courtesy Mike Minicucci/Buried By Time Photography

More from Buried By Time photo workshop. We appreciate their partnership!

Photo: courtesy Mike Minicucci/Buried By Time Photography

We will be closed on Thursday, September 2, 2021 for the Labor Day holiday weekend. Delighted to give our volunteers a b...
08/31/2021

We will be closed on Thursday, September 2, 2021 for the Labor Day holiday weekend. Delighted to give our volunteers a break!
Be safe everyone and rest up.

We will be closed on Thursday, September 2, 2021 for the Labor Day holiday weekend. Delighted to give our volunteers a break!
Be safe everyone and rest up.

Buried By Time and Silver Crescent Photography recently hosted a workshop on the campus. The photos are beautiful and ha...
08/29/2021

Buried By Time and Silver Crescent Photography recently hosted a workshop on the campus. The photos are beautiful and haunting at the same time. courtesy Mike Minicucci/Buried By Time Photography

Buried By Time and Silver Crescent Photography recently hosted a workshop on the campus. The photos are beautiful and haunting at the same time. courtesy Mike Minicucci/Buried By Time Photography

We discuss Moxie in our Patent Medicine exhibit. It started as Moxie Nerve Food.  Have you ever tried Moxie? Any Moxie m...
08/26/2021

We discuss Moxie in our Patent Medicine exhibit. It started as Moxie Nerve Food. Have you ever tried Moxie? Any Moxie memories? Let us [email protected]

We discuss Moxie in our Patent Medicine exhibit. It started as Moxie Nerve Food. Have you ever tried Moxie? Any Moxie memories? Let us [email protected]

If you missed our program with Lawrence History Center  about the Pemberton Mill tragedy, catch it on our YouTube channe...
08/19/2021

If you missed our program with Lawrence History Center about the Pemberton Mill tragedy, catch it on our YouTube channel here!http://ow.ly/zBe050FUt1I We appreciate their partnership! Thank you Mass Cultural Council !

If you missed our program with Lawrence History Center about the Pemberton Mill tragedy, catch it on our YouTube channel here!http://ow.ly/zBe050FUt1I We appreciate their partnership! Thank you Mass Cultural Council !

A round of applause for our #Outbreak21 participants and presenters!  These high school students gave up two weeks of th...
08/16/2021

A round of applause for our #Outbreak21 participants and presenters! These high school students gave up two weeks of their summer to explore careers in public health, and our presenters donated their time so that we can keep the program free for all. If you are interested in making a donation to support the Public Health Museum's programs, including helping to keep the Outbreak! program free for students, donate or become a member here: https://publichealthmuseum.org/support.html Thank you!

A round of applause for our #Outbreak21 participants and presenters! These high school students gave up two weeks of their summer to explore careers in public health, and our presenters donated their time so that we can keep the program free for all. If you are interested in making a donation to support the Public Health Museum's programs, including helping to keep the Outbreak! program free for students, donate or become a member here: https://publichealthmuseum.org/support.html Thank you!

#Outbreak21 session led by Dr. Jim O'Connell, pres of Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program. In decades of working...
08/12/2021

#Outbreak21 session led by Dr. Jim O'Connell, pres of Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program. In decades of working through tuberculosis, AIDS/HIV, and now COVID epidemics' impact on homeless people in Boston, he has found continuity of care, respect, & trust to be the key.

#Outbreak21 session led by Dr. Jim O'Connell, pres of Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program. In decades of working through tuberculosis, AIDS/HIV, and now COVID epidemics' impact on homeless people in Boston, he has found continuity of care, respect, & trust to be the key.

Week #2 of Outbreak kicks off today. Our students are working on their final projects already and we can't wait to see w...
08/09/2021

Week #2 of Outbreak kicks off today. Our students are working on their final projects already and we can't wait to see what they do!
#Outbreak21 #publichealth This week they learn about arboviruses, homelessness, emergency preparedness and more!

Week #2 of Outbreak kicks off today. Our students are working on their final projects already and we can't wait to see what they do!
#Outbreak21 #publichealth This week they learn about arboviruses, homelessness, emergency preparedness and more!

Our #Outbreak21 presenter Angela Latter, MS, RN in Community/Public Health Nursing and Faculty of Worcester State Univer...
08/07/2021

Our #Outbreak21 presenter Angela Latter, MS, RN in Community/Public Health Nursing and Faculty of Worcester State University spoke to attendees about environmental health, and how chemicals in our communities and households can impact people's endocrine systems.

Our #Outbreak21 presenter Angela Latter, MS, RN in Community/Public Health Nursing and Faculty of Worcester State University spoke to attendees about environmental health, and how chemicals in our communities and households can impact people's endocrine systems.

Next in our  Mass Cultural Council series- Revisiting Public Health in Massachusetts: A Virtual Series, "When the Walls ...
08/06/2021
When the Walls Trembled: The Fall of the Pemberton Mill

Next in our Mass Cultural Council series- Revisiting Public Health in Massachusetts: A Virtual Series, "When the Walls Trembled: The Fall of the Pemberton Mill" , co-hosted with the Lawrence History Center on August 18th at 7:00PM on Zoom. Learn how the fall of the mill impacted public health & public safety policy. Register for this free program today!

http://ow.ly/Ip1u50FLrqX

Join the Public Health Museum and Lawrence History Center for "When the Walls Trembled: The Fall of the Pemberton Mill".

The Outbreak students had a a panel discussion of local board of health members & health dept directors moderated by BU ...
08/05/2021

The Outbreak students had a a panel discussion of local board of health members & health dept directors moderated by BU School of Public Health assoc. dean (and former chief public health officer for Cambridge) Harold Cox. Topics included RATS, nail salons, restaurants, water, & more! So informative! Grateful!

The Outbreak students had a a panel discussion of local board of health members & health dept directors moderated by BU School of Public Health assoc. dean (and former chief public health officer for Cambridge) Harold Cox. Topics included RATS, nail salons, restaurants, water, & more! So informative! Grateful!

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