Quack Medicine Virtual Show & Tell with The Museum of Interesting Things
How about some snake oil to take that pain away? Or an electrical wand to zap that skin disease into oblivion? Quack medicine has been around for centuries as each generation is filled with companies and con-artists looking to make a quick buck around unproven science. Now it’s time to explore this fraudulent medical world through a rare and authentic trove of medicine antiques, all from the comfort of your living room.
Join New York Adventure Club for a virtual show & tell around quack medicines with The Museum of Interesting Things, a traveling interactive exhibition of antiques and inventions inspiring innovation and creativity.
Led by Denny Daniel, Founder of The Museum of Interesting Things, our live stream featuring tons of interactive demonstrations will include:
- An introduction to The Museum of Interesting Things, and how the vast and eclectic collection of antiques and artifacts was put together back in 2007
- A virtual show & tell of the museum’s collection of quack medicine antiques, from bogus medicines to vanity electrical or magnetic medical devices
- An educational overview of every featured quack medicine item, and why they didn’t work as advertised
- A Q&A with Denny during, and after, the digital showcase
No show is ever the same.
Can’t make it live? Don’t worry, you’ll have access to the full replay for one week!
See you there, virtually! $10.
*Once registered, you will receive a separate, automated email containing the link to join this webinar
**For the best possible viewing experience, please ensure you’re using the latest version of your internet browser — Google Chrome is the most compatible. Exact technical requirements and a webinar user guide will be shared in the automated confirmation email upon registration.
***A full replay will be available after the experience for all registered guests
Denny Daniel started working as a freelance filmmaker/documentor and photo retoucher/restorer for such companies as The Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island, Songs of Love, and the New York Times.
Amassing his collection of antiques since the 1980’s, and having had over 20 museum and gallery exhibitions of his own work at locations like the Chelsea Art Museum, he decided to use his knowledge, experience, contacts and extensive collection of over 300 antiques to start an enterprise that would inspire students and some of us in the “real” world to learn from the past and innovate a better future.
“Very interesting. Never seen these items before.” -Amanda
“Interactivity, fun atmosphere, and great artifacts” -Joseph
“Such interesting objects and stories about them! i also liked the opportunity to guess what they were.” -Chris
“Denny is funny, informative and entertaining!” -Jennifer
“It was very interesting. I enjoyed learning about such bizarre historical objects!” -Cindy
“Superb presenter, fascinating items.” -Daniel