WORLD WAR I AND THE FLU PANDEMIC OF 1918
Tuesday, April 9, 2013, 7:00 p.m. Greece Town Hall
By Robert Brown, PhD
The influenza pandemic of 1918-1919 killed more people than World War I. It has been cited as the most divesting epidemic in modern history and the worst epidemic in American history killing over 600,000 Americans. The subject of this talk will be the relationship between two of the 20th century’s worst human disasters, the First World War and the flu pandemic of 1918.
Dr. Robert Brown, grew up in the Town of Greece and is recognized as an international authority on the 1918 flu pandemic. For over 10 years he was a research associate in the History of Medicine at the University College London and is currently as associate professor of history at SUNY Finger Lakes Community College. He has contributed numerous articles and TV/radio documentaries on the 1918 flu (including PBS’s Secrets of the Dead: Killer Flu). Public welcome. Reservations are not required. Greece Historical Society members free. A $2.00 (or more) donation is appreciated from others.
ART SHOW , Sundays, April 14 & 21 1:30 - 4:00 p.m. Greece Museum, 595 Long Pond Rd. Featuring paintings and art work by the Greece Community & Senior Center Art Club. Several different styles and media will be shown. Much of the work will be for sale and club members will be in attendance. Society members’ art will also be on display in the museum.
THE MANITOU TROLLEY STORY by Bill Sauers Monday, April 15 7:00 p.m. at the Gates Historical Society meeting, Gates Town Hall Annex, 1605 Buffalo Road.
HISTORY OF THE YATES-THAYER HOUSE 710 Latta Rd by Marie Poinan and Mabel Thayer. Thursday, April 18, 11:00 a.m., Fleming Point Senior Living Residence 720 Latta Rd. Society members are invited to join the residents at Fleming Point.