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Olivia Hill

(1838-1912), Social Reformer

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Follow the instructions to make a garden in a box.

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Scientific techniques

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Black History Month

Take a tour exploring our Collection created by Alayo Akinkugbe for Black History Month in 2020.

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A Picture of Health

Learn about pioneers in medicine, health and social reform from 1840 to 1920.

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