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Mom of Note: Lucy Meriwether Lewis Marks

Unfortunately it's been a bizarre week for us here (hence the dearth of blog entries), but I did want to highlight our new exhibit, which is singularly appropriate for Mothers' Day.  It features Lucy Meriwether Lewis Marks, mother of Meriwether Lewis.  Lucy was a healer/midwife/doctor person who taught her medicinal skills to her famous son.  This, of course, was slightly handy on his cross-country expedition.  Drawings of various medicinal plants that Lucy may have used, among other things, are on view in our new exhibition.  And if