Join the University of Minnesota Libraries at the Minnesota State Fair where you can test your health information knowledge, identify weird — and frightening — medical instruments of the past, and take a selfie with Fred the Skeleton.

We look forward to seeing you at the Great Minnesota Get Together.

What: “What was this used for?” stage show
Who: Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology and Medicine
When:  Thursday, August 24, 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
Where: On the stage in front of the U of M Building

Weird, clever, frightening, and confounding medical instruments from the past intrigue us, even more when we realize such instruments may still be in use today. Find out more in the “What was this used for?” stage show as audience panelists attempt to identify historical medical artifacts from the Wangensteen Historical Library’s collection.

The exhibit will feature “healthy” information resources freely available from the National Library of Medicine. Small giveaways will be provided.