Westmoreland County Historical Society

1918 Influenza Pandemic in Westmoreland

1918 Influenza Pandemic in Westmoreland

Oct 05th - All Day

1918 Flu Pandemic Logo.jpgIn 'The Spanish Lady' Visits Westmoreland County, Thomas Soltis, Ph.D., assistant professor of Sociology at Westmoreland County Community College (WCCC) discusses the arrival, spread, and impact of the 1918 Influenza pandemic in Westmoreland County.  When did the disease arrive in Westmoreland County? How did the influenza epidemic affect the local area? How many Westmoreland County residents died?  These and many other topics will be covered. A question and answer session will follow the presentation. Dr. Soltis is also asking anyone who has a family memory or story related to the 1918 “Spanish Flu” to share that information with him. 

Presentation at 11 AM and 6 PM in the Science Hall Theater on the WCCC Youngwood campus. 

FREE & Open to the public.

The 1918 influenza pandemic affected the entire world.  A yearlong program will recognize the upcoming 100th anniversary.  Throughout the month of October, there will be a speaker series at the WCCC on topics related to the pandemic, the spread of diseases, and current levels of preparedness in local communities.

For additional information:  www.westmoreland.edu/1918pandemic