Slack-Carroll house is located at 354 Georges Road,
Dayton. The house was the first house built north of
the intersection of Five Points; it was the first physician's
office in the rural village; it was known to be the first
hospital (and probably the last, since there were only two
hospital rooms, a waiting room, and an examining room); and
it had the first indoor plumbing in town with a zinc lined
Board meetings are held there the Third Tuesday of the month
by the Dayton Village Citizens' Coalition, and the South Brunswick
Garden Club, a partner. You are welcome to attend.
Lotions and Potions booklet is now on line, just check out
the links to it from the garden pages.
Lotions and Potions exhibit was inspired by locally owned
antique health and beauty recipe books. The exhibit highlights
the plants and materials people used to make home remedies
and homemade beauty products when little else was available
in this rural area. Come see the plants, photos of the plants,
the recipes, and artifacts of the period. Plants used in such
potions were locally grown. Photos of these plants and wildflowers
from rural South Brunswick were taken over the past 30 years
by Dr. Richard Ilnicki, Professor Emeritus from Cook College.
Many of the rural environments where the plants thrived no
longer exist. The exhibit is partially funded by Middlesex
County Cultural and Heritage Commission.
Check out our SCEETERs online webquest for students and adults--a fun way to learn about New Jersey's leadership in Mosquito Control and the dangers of mosquitoes as carriers of disease. Mosquitoes had a huge economic impact on New Jersey, particularly along coastal areas, as well as an impact on the health of its residents and their animals.
in preparation are those that will feature Civil War and post-Civil
War era medicine and artifacts highlighting Civil War service
of South Brunswick citizens at the Slack-Carroll house.
The Garden Club is also planning the gardens to reflect plants
commonly found in Victorian gardens. Troop 888's Brian
Del Guercio for his Eagle Scout project installed a Victorian
Garden room(s) at the Slack-Carroll house.
Donors to the renovation and/or gardens include:
National Paint Industries and Supplies of North Brunswick
Waste of New Brunswick
Exhibit topics we've prepared for Exhibition.
of Dayton: Rural Medical Practice 1865-1930
- Algonkian Baskets, a Victorian collecting Craze
Lotions and Potions
- Mosquitoes and Mosquito Control
in the Civil War
Remedies of the 1800s
Roses of Victorian Gardens