Apothecary Museum to close for repairs December and January
The Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum will be closed December 3 through January 30 for repairs and restoration. Projects include roof replacement, plaster repairs, and repainting of the historic retails space. The repainting is based on a paint analysis and will return the room to its circa 1900 appearance when the watershed Food and Drug Act was passed, forever changing the American pharmaceutical industry. The Museum will be posting updates on its Facebook page to track the progress of the projects and plans to reopen to the public on Saturday, January 31.
The Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum in Old Town Alexandria is noted for its outstanding collection of medicinal herbs, shop furnishings, and apothecary bottles and equipment. It also has a spectacular collection of archival materials, including journals, letters and diaries, prescription and formula books, ledgers, orders and invoices. The names of famous customers appear in the documents, including Martha Washington, Nelly Custis, and Robert E. Lee.
For more information, please visit The Apothecary Museum located at 105-107 South Fairfax Street in Old Town Alexandria, call 703.746.3852, or visit www.apothecarymuseum.org.