The key to staycation days is going deep, not broad, for that quirky untold story about your own town. One of Tempe History Museum’s current exhibits, “From House Calls to Hospitals,” continuing through Saturday, August 25, is a real conversation-starter.
Since the late 19th century, being treated for illness or injury in Tempe (and, by extension, just about anywhere) has become much more high-tech and specialized and at least a little less perilous. But the old days were fun and exciting -- check the leech jar and big ol’ bone saw on display. Plenty of photos, intriguing doctor bios, and other artifacts lead up to Tempe getting its own hospital in 1944 and the services that residents “enjoy” today.