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2/20/2018 - Kansas's Unstoppable Pandemic: The Spanish Flu of 1918-1919, a First Thursday Presentation

Contact:
Program Information:
Nona Miller, Curator of Education
(785) 309-5776
nona.miller@salina.org

General Information:
Susan Hawksworth, Director
(785) 309-5776 (day) or (785) 825-6306 (evening)
susan.hawksworth@salina.org

www.smokyhillmuseum.org

Kansas's Unstoppable Pandemic:
The Spanish Flu of 1918-1919

Event Title:      Kansas's Unstoppable Pandemic: The Spanish Flu
                         of 1918-1919, a First Thursday Presentation
Date:                March 1, 2018
Time:                5:30 pm
Location:          Smoky Hill Museum, 211 W. Iron, Salina KS 67401
Admission:       Free

Join Tyler Johnson as he discusses a brief history of the 1918-1919 influenza, or as most of us know it, the Spanish Flu, a global pandemic that killed more people than World War I. Johnson will discuss the beginnings of the pandemic, why it was so deadly and what we know now. He will also share how Kansas and Salina fared. Johnson has been fascinated by, and has studied, the pandemic for years. A recent graduate of the history program at Emporia State University, he's presented on this topic numerous times, including to the Kansas Association of Historians.

This free presentation is offered at the Smoky Hill Museum, on Thursday, March 1, from 5:30-6:30 pm.

The Smoky Hill Museum is a nationally accredited history museum, in the heart of downtown Salina, Kansas. This FREE museum is open Tuesday-Friday 12-6 and Saturday 10-5. Also, be sure to stop by the Museum Store for a wide variety of regional and Kansas products, local artwork and gifts for all ages.