The Crawford W. Long Museum in Jefferson, Georgia, provides educational exhibits about the life and career of Dr. Crawford W. Long, the physician who, on March 30, 1842 first used ether for surgical anesthesia.
The Gallery takes you on a journey through Dr. Long's life ... from his exceptional education, to his early days as a physician and his discovery of the first anesthetic, through the days of the Civil War and Reconstruction. Come visit the site of America's greatest contribution to medicine and learn how this "country doctor" came to be the father of painless surgery. The mid-1800s Pendergrass General Store building traces the development of goods available to small town residents over time. Particular emphasis is given to household items, the development of textiles from home spinning to "store bought," and the advancement in canned goods with improvements during America's Industrial Age and the dawn of marketing.
MUSEUM HOURS Tuesday - Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closed on major holidays.
ADMISSION Adults $5.00 • Seniors (age 65+) $4.00 Military $3.00 • Students $3.00 • Children Age 5 and under - Free