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Washington County's 1918 Spanish Flu Outbreak

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Date
May 27, 2017 - 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location:
Miller House Museum
135 W. Washington St.
Hagerstown, MD 21740
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Phone:
301.797.8782
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Cost:
$5

Join us at the Miller House Museum as local author James Rada, Jr. speaks
about the deadly outbreak of Spanish Influenza.

During the later years of the First World War, a new menace swept across the
globe: a particularly lethal epidemic of influenza. Known as the 1918 Spanish
Flu, the disease decimated populations because it targeted young and healthy
people.

Washington County was hit particularly hard in the fall and winter months of
1918, and public gatherings were quickly banned as citizens tried to escape
the contagion from the safety of their homes. Learn more about the flu
outbreak from James Rada, Jr., and how the citizens of Washington County
survived the epidemic.