.In 1918-1919, the world experienced a lethal outbreak of influenza that took the lives of millions. What was it like to live through the Influenza Pandemic of 1918? In this program presented by Natalie Belanger of the Connecticut Historical Society, we’ll look at archival images, letters and newspapers to explore this topic, including sources left by Connecticans who experienced the flu first-hand. Registration begins December 10, online or by calling the Reference Department at 860-652-7720. Registration with a valid email address is required in order to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting.
About the Speaker: Natalie Belanger is the Adult Programs Manager at the Connecticut Historical Society. She holds a B.A. in history from Smith College and an M.A. in women's history from the University of Maryland. She has worked in museum education for most of her career and also teaches history courses at Manchester Community College and other area colleges.