Events

Mar
31
Tue
Medical History Sneak Peek POSTPONED @ Lanksy's
Mar 31 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED. We will update the public once a date has been decided. If you bought tickets, you will be contacted on what you will like done with your fundraiser donation.

After months of Dr. Erastus Upjohn’s doctors coat and outfit being conserved at the Ford Conservation center, we will finally be able to unveil it to you all! On March 31st at Lanskys in Twin Creek, we will have a sneak peek of the coat, a table of medical artifacts, and a medical history presentation over medicine in Nebraska. Food will be provided, and tickets will be sold at the door for $20 a person. Advanced ticket sales are available at the museum, and you can also RSVP by calling us at 402-292-1880.

Dr. E.N. Upjohn was born in England, September 14, 1811 and came to America in 1829, settling in New York first and later Michigan. Upjohn came with his family to Bellevue on May 10, 1854. As one of the first men of medicine in the Nebraska Territory, he found himself with an immense amount of work that spanned many miles. His saddlebag’s filled with instruments and early medicines. In the case of sickness or accident, he was the only hope for many of the area pioneers and consequently an unusual faith in the doctor and his powers grew. Upjohn served in the Second Nebraska Volunteer regiment in 1863 as a surgeon for the unit. His service to the community lasted for twenty five years until his death on March 11, 1879. Dr. Upjohn is buried with family in La Platte Cemetery, south of Bellevue. A sister, Helena married Fenner Ferguson, first Chief Justice of the Nebraska Territory. Dr. Upjohn was also cousins to the noted architect, Richard Upjohn, perhaps best known for New York City’s famed Trinity Church.

Comments (2)

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  2. William Joseph Laux, Jr

    I am a great-grandson of Rumsey Saling. Descent is through his son Glen Robert Saling, and granddaughter Madeline Clara Saling Laux (my mother). I can give you more details, but the purpose of this message is to tell you that I am in possession of a four-piece pewter tea set,inscribed “Mr and Mrs Saling, 1857-1882”, obviously a silver wedding anniversary presentation.
    I propose to donate it to the Museum, if you are interested. I can send photos, if you will give me an email address.
    For now, please let me know if you are interested

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