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The Perfect Storm: WWI and the Flu Pandemic of 1918

November 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free

In conjunction with the centennial of the end of World War I and the Geneva Historical Society’s current exhibit, A Changing World: Geneva and World War I, the Historical Society’s Fall Lecture Series will feature programs about the war.

Finger Lakes Community College professor Robert Brown will examine the largely overlooked relationship between the Great War of 1914-18 and the Great Flu Pandemic of 1918. The focus will be on how the First World War created the ideal conditions for a pandemic situation to emerge in 1918 and how, in turn, the unprecedented sickness and mortality flu generated adversely impacted upon the conduct of the war

This lecture is supported in part by the Samuel B. Williams fund for programs in the Humanities and is free and open to the public.

Details

Date:
November 27
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
http://www.genevahistoricalsociety.com

Venue

Geneva Historical Society
543 South Main Street
Geneva, NY 14456
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Phone:
315-789-5151
Website:
http://www.genevahistoricalsociety.com

Organizer

Geneva Historical Society
Phone:
315-789-5151
Email:
office@genevahistoricalsociety.com
Website:
http://www.genevahistoricalsociety.com