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September 30, 2021
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Virtual Program

Menomonee Falls, WI 53051
(262) 532-8920
Flu patients during 1918 pandemic
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The Flu Pandemic of 1918: A Historical Talk with Jim Gibbons

Thursday, September 30, 2021

The year is 1918. Thousands of United States troops are involved in World War I and millions will die. In the United States, an additional war is forming. It is called “influenza” and it will take between 40-100 million more lives. President Wilson must make a choice. He needs to decide to either quarantine the troops as the war rages on; or to send the troops over to win the war and hope for the best.

Historian Jim Gibbons will take you on the rollercoaster ride of your life: the 1918 Spanish Flu Pandemic, the decade of the 1910’s and World War I. Gibbons will describe all the ups and downs, twists and turns, fear, mourning and joy of the 1910’s that will take you into the excitement of the Roaring 20’s!

Attendees will require an email account and Zoom account in order to view this program. Please register on the Library website or call (262) 532-8920. The link to join will be emailed on the day of the program.

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