Special program on Occaneechi/Saponi medicines at Orange Historical Museum

The Orange County Historical Museum (OCHM) will host a free virtual event called “Indigenous Herbs” on Thursday, November 5th, 2020 at 7 p.m.  Vickie Jeffries, herbalist, artist, and Tribal Administrator for the Occaneechi Band of the Saponi Nation, will discuss how to identify and use native herbs in cooking and for medicinal purposes. Recipes will be shared! To register for the event, go to the Orange County Historical Museum’s website at www.orangehistorync.org/events

The Orange County Historical Museum (OCHM) will host a free virtual event called “Indigenous Herbs” on Thursday, November 5th, 2020 at 7 p.m.  Vickie Jeffries, herbalist, artist, and Tribal Administrator for the Occaneechi Band of the Saponi Nation, will discuss how to identify and use native herbs in cooking and for medicinal purposes. Recipes will be shared! To register for the event, go to the Orange County Historical Museum’s website at www.orangehistorync.org/events

“Indigenous Herbs” accompanies the newest exhibit at the OCHM, Yésah: Journeys of the Occaneechi, which features artifacts created and loaned by members of the Occaneechi Band of the Saponi Nation. It explores the many physical and cultural journeys made by the Occaneechi – from prehistoric times to the present.

“Indigenous Herbs” is co-sponsored by The Hillsborough Garden Club. This program is also supported by the Orange County Arts Commission and the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.