Gov. Bill And Vara Daniel Historic Village To Host 'Slap, Swat And Stomp' May 13

May 5, 2000

Baylor University's Gov. Bill and Vara Daniel Historic Village will host "Slap, Swat and Stomp," a program that focuses on 19th-century approaches to pest control, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 13.

Participants will go on a scavenger hunt through the village and will try to identify various pest devices. Following the hunt, they can make a Victorian-style fly swatter.

"This will give people a chance to see how rodents and insects were controlled before pesticides came into use," said Melinda Herzog, curator of the Gov. Bill and Vara Daniel Historic Village and lecturer in museum studies. "Those attending will see pest control devices from the museum's collection, such as Victorian fly traps, a variety of mouse traps and mole traps. They also will learn how people in the 19th century protected their homes with cheese cloth, various plants and other items."

The Gov. Bill and Vara Daniel Historic Village is located on University Parks Drive behind the Baylor alumni center. Admission is $3 for adults, $2 for senior citizens and $1 for children age 5 through 15. Baylor students, faculty and staff and children under age 5 are admitted free.

For more information, call 710-1160.

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