Becky McCoy shares the history of healing charms

Local writer, Becky McCoy, is joining Goulbourn Museum to share her research on healing charms in the Ottawa Valley. This virtual history lesson will take place at 7:00 pm on Thursday, November 12.

Healing charms have been a mainstay of nearly every culture in the world at some point in history, and yet, due to the nature of them requiring a certain amount of secrecy in order to be functional, they are frequently lost to the hands of time and modern life.

However, ‘charming’ in the Ottawa Valley and surrounding area seems to have survived much longer than other places, and was a thriving practice until very recently. Together we will explore some of the beliefs surrounding the practice, its history, and how it came to be here.

To register for the event, please click here. Registration is open until noon on November 12. The event will take place over Zoom. Upon registering, participants will receive a confirmation email with a link to the event page on Eventbrite.


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