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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.”

Hands-On History

Date: June, 4th 2014 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Visit with a staff member as we share some of our favorite hands-on objects, each with a great story to tell.

Location
3rd Floor Late Medieval Gallery