To See the World
During the Civil War, glasses with colored lenses were used to treat disorders and illnesses. Yellow-trimmed glasses were used to treat syphilis, blue for insanity, and pink for depression. Thus we get the term, “to see the world through rose-colored glasses.”
SECOND SATURDAY Family Day
Date: October, 13th 2012 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
We know Halloween isn’t until later in the month, but we thought it would be fun to celebrate early. We’ll highlight ways that cultures around the world have used costumes and masks for things other than getting candy. Dress up as your favorite person from history to make the day more fun! And don’t be scared that you won’t be able to afford all of the entertainment: SECOND SATURDAY activities are FREE for all museum visitors. As always, museum admission is FREE for Kids Club members on SECOND SATURDAYs!