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Plants, Potions, and Poisons

This First Friday, take a peek at our upcoming digital exhibition about the Victorian obsession with “exotic” poisonous plants through the murder mysteries of Sherlock Holmes! You’ll also have a chance to explore our library’s pop-up exhibition featuring ornately illustrated rare books about deadly plants, a nurse’s drug kit full of poisons, and a nearly 200-year-old original manuscript on how to use medicine to solve murders. Play a matching game to test your deductive skills and enjoy a mysterious night at the Science History Institute!