When I went to the Young Adult author panel at Hooray for Books in Old Town Alexandria a few weeks ago, I picked up an awesome flyer. It was for an event celebrating Harry Potter’s birthday. It is an event put together by the Stabler-Leadbetter Apothecary Museum. Starting at 6:00 p.m. tomorrow, July 31, people can take a tour of the museum and uncover the real magic behind Harry Potter. I am excited for it; I know it is meant for kids, but I want to go for a couple of reasons:
- I am a huge Harry Potter nerd. Potter-head, as it seems to be called these days. I’m quite proud of the fact that Pottermore sorted me into Gryffindor and generally lament that its universe is not real.
- Apothecaries are awesome. Herbology is awesome. History is awesome.
For these reasons, I plan on celebrating tomorrow by learning some things about some of the various herbs used in Harry Potter and what they can be used for in the real world.