Put on that gauze mask and smile*

flu-masks
The Seattle Star. Thursday, October 31, 1918, page 10.

Special Collections will be hosting two events this month in conjunction with our current exhibit, Washington on the Western Front: At Home and Over There. Both events will provide an opportunity to explore themes featured in the exhibit more fully. Please mark your calendars and join us for:

AMERICAN PANDEMIC: THE LOST WORLDS OF THE 1918 INFLUENZA EPIDEMIC 

Lecture by Nancy Bristow, PhD, Professor of History, University of Puget Sound, focusing on the effects of the 1918 influenza in Seattle and the greater Pacific Northwest. Author of American Pandemic: The Lost Worlds of the 1918 Influenza Epidemic, Oxford University Press, 2012.

January 12, 2017 | 3:30pm – 5:00pm | Suzzallo Library 5th Floor East Conference Room

WASHINGTON AT WAR: THE EVERGREEN STATE IN WORLD WAR I

A Reader’s Theater, led by Lorraine McConaghy, PhD, Public Historian and Historian Emeritus, Museum of History and Industry, will bring together multiple voices and viewpoints from diaries, newspapers and other contemporary sources illustrating the mindset of America at war.

This talk is presented by Humanities Washington and the Washington State Historical Society in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of America’s involvement in World War I.

January 24, 2017  | 3:30pm – 5:00pm | Suzzallo Library 5th Floor East Conference Room

Washington on the Western Front: At Home and Over There will be in display through Tuesday, January 31, 2017. For questions or additional information contact Lisa Oberg at lisanne@uw.edu or 206-543-7492.

* The Seattle Star. Wednesday, October 30, 1918, page 1.

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