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Community Event

Herbal Medicine in Colonial America

Sunday, June 2, 2024
2 PM

Time And The Valleys Museum, Main Street, Grahamsville, NY, USA

Sullivan County

Herbal Medicine in Colonial America

Sunday, June 2, 2 p.m.    In person and virtual

Members: Free, Non-Members: $5

Richard Mandelbaum of Forestburgh will give a presentation: Herbal Medicine in Colonial America on Sunday, June 2nd at 2 p.m. at the Time and the Valleys Museum on St. Rt. 55 in Grahamsville, Sullivan County and virtually on zoom.

Registered Herbalist Richard Mandelbaum of Forestburgh will examine the history of herbalism in 18th century America, exploring some of the prominent herbal remedies using plants found locally. Including Local Lenape medicine and its significant contribution to herbal medicine.

Admission is $5 per person, and FREE for Museum members.  In person attendance also includes admission to the museum’s exhibitions, shop and light refreshments.   To join the program virtually, please register by email at [email protected] and put “Herbal Medicine in Colonial America” in the subject line, or call 845 985-7700. A link will be sent to you.  Non-members will be asked to please first make a donation on the Museum’s website:


About the Speaker:  Richard Mandelbaum RH is a clinical herbalist with a private practice, offering personal holistic health consultations both online and in person in Forestburgh, Sullivan County, NY. In addition, he teaches classes in clinical herbal medicine, phytochemistry, medicine making, field botany, and foraging. He is a founder and faculty member at the ArborVitae School of Traditional Herbalism and is on the faculty at the Center for Herbal Studies and the Won Institute of Graduate Studies.  Richard has been an avid student of our native flora for close to forty years. He has been practicing as an herbalist since 1999, blending use of our native and local medicinal plants with Chinese and Western herbal traditions.  He lives with his wife Gabrielle and daughter Rose in their straw-bale home in Forestburgh NY.  You can learn more about him at

About the Time and the Valleys Museum:  Connecting Water People and the Catskills, the Museum is open Saturday and Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. Memorial Day through September and other times by appointment. Located at 332 Main Street in Grahamsville (St. Rt. 55), Sullivan County, admission for adults is a suggested donation of $5, children under 16 $2, and children under six are free.  Town of Denning and Town of Neversink residents have free admission the first Saturday of the month.

For more information call 845 985-7700, e-mail [email protected] or visit To schedule a group tour for children or adults, please call 845-985-7700.