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“More Than a Spit Bath” program presented by Martha Ray

September 21, 2019, 10 a.m.11:30 a.m.

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On Saturday, September 21, at 10 a.m. the Sod House Museum will host a program titled “More Than a Spit Bath,” presented by Martha Ray. Ray will address everyday life in the 1800s, explaining the challenges that were faced during a typical day in the 19th century.

Audience members will be encouraged to think about their answers to questions like, “Could you survive in a world without electricity?” and “What would you do for entertainment?” Ray’s presentation will cover topics ranging from transportation to medicine to clothing. She will explain to visitors the origins of expressions such as “sleep tight,” “wrong side of the bed,” and “fly in the ointment.” And, as the title suggests, Ray will discuss the meaning of the term “spit bath.”

Throughout her presentation, Ray will display artifacts that were used on a daily basis for survival in the 1800s so that the audience can experience a small sample of life during the time period. The spirit of our forefathers should be appreciated, because “the good old days” were not easy and, in many ways, were not good.

The Sod House Museum is located southeast of Aline on State Highway 8. For more information contact Director Renee Trindle at 580-463-2441 or sodhouse@okhistory.org.


September 21, 2019
10 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
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Sod House Museum
4628 State Highway 8 Aline, OK 73716