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Wyoming Valley Pandemics
December 18, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pmFree
In conclusion of its 2020 schedule of programming, the Luzerne County Historical Society will offer a lecture and slideshow entitled, “Epidemics in the Wyoming Valley” on Friday, December 18, 2020, at 7:00 p.m. via the online Zoom platform. The lecture is one of a continuing series made possible through grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Pennsylvania Humanities Council, and Luzerne County.
The lecture will be presented by LCHS Director of Operations and Programs Mark J. Riccetti, Jr and LCHS Museum Manager Allyson Earl. Riccetti will discuss the local outbreaks of Typhoid Fever in 1885 and 1889 and the Smallpox epidemic of 1901/1902. Earl will speak on the infamous Spanish Influenza outbreak and it local effects, as well as demonstrating how to make a mask with 1918 materials. The lecture will be recorded and posted to the Society’s YouTube Channel as well.
The lecture will be held live online via Zoom and will be recorded. To watch the lecture follow the link below Friday night.