Tuesday, October 16, 2018

BCHS to Feature “The Influenza Pandemic of 1918 and its Effect on Bradford County”

The Bradford County Historical Society will host a program titled, “The Influenza Pandemic of 1918 and its Effect on Bradford County,” scheduled for Friday, October 19, 2018 at 6 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. There is no admission charge but donations are appreciated. To reserve a seat, participants are requested to register by calling 570-265-2240 or by email at info@bradfordhistory.com.

The 1918 flu pandemic was an unusually deadly influenza pandemic that infected 500 million people around the world and resulted in the deaths of 50 to 100 million (three to five percent of the world's population), more than were killed in World War I. The pandemic reached Bradford County and resulted in quarantines, temporary hospitals, and other measures to protect our citizens. Learn about Influenza’s effect on Bradford County and how we recovered from one of the deadliest natural disasters in human history.

The program will be presented by Matthew Carl, Bradford County Historical Society Manager/Curator.

This program is a part of the 2018 Friday Night at the Museum programming series that is held the third Friday of each month from May through October.

This is the final event of the 2018 season. Each event is held in the Great Room at the Bradford County Historical Society, located at 109 Pine Street, Towanda, PA. Refreshments are provided at each program and the museum is open a half-hour prior to the event.

The Bradford County Historical Society is a recipient agency of the Bradford County United Way and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. For more information about the society and its programming schedule, museum or research center, visit www.bradfordhistory.com or check out the society on Facebook or Twitter.