Questers hold 2019-2020 open meeting

Harriet Shemer

The Catalina Timewalkers SaddleBrooke chapter of the Questers held its opening meeting of the 2019-20 sessions on Oct. 18.

The program “History of Pharmaceuticals, Its Tools and Marketing” was presented by Harriet Shemer. She talked about simple ailment remedies from 3500 B.C. to the complex compounds of today.

During the presentation, Harriet displayed elementary tools that included different types of mortar and pestles, early advertising ads, weights, pictures of the history of pharmaceuticals, and a 1930s medicine chest that most pharmacists displayed in their drugstores. A handout was given to the participants along with a chart on the evolution of pharmacy. Marilyn Bertke was the co-hostess, and refreshments were served at the end of the meeting.

The purpose of the Questers is to educate its members and the public regarding historically significant places, things, and events, in addition to preservation and restoration.

Catalina Timewalkers meet on the third Friday of the month from October through May. Exceptions are December and May when we meet on the second Friday of the month. We welcome everyone who is interested in our purpose of education. Contact Sandy Newberry at 520-818-0199 if you are interested in attending a meeting or want more information.