“The Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918 - 1920”


Date: 2018-12-12

Starts @ 11:00 am

Ends @ 01:00 pm


PRESS RELEASE
Date: December 3, 2018
Topic: Lunch and Lecture series
Contact: Museum Director Scott Lewandowski | (815) 969-1999 | Director@VeteransMemorialHall.com
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Understanding the First World War –A Century Later
 
Join Veterans Memorial Hall and Museum and enjoy lunch from ABC Catering with our ‘Lunch and Lecture Series’ as we explore America’s involvement in World War One. This lecture series will expand your knowledge of the First World War and help you understand America’s developing role on the world stage. 
         
Wednesday December 12, 2018 11AM-1 PM-Part XVI
 
“The Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918 - 1920”
 
The Spanish Influenza Pandemic of 1918 was the worst outbreak of influenza in history killing up to 200 million people worldwide. Where did it come from and how did it spread across the world so quickly? How was the City of Rockford and Camp Grant affected by this disease? What was it like to live in a time where war has been raging for 4 years and now suddenly millions are dying of this disease and the world-wide news media makes no mention of it let alone the medical profession that is left guessing at the cause and with no real treatment?
 
Terry Dyer was born in Rockford and is a lifelong resident of northern Illinois. Terry’s passion for military history began when at an early age his father took him on a tour of Veterans Memorial Hall and spoke of his great-great uncle who served with the 12th Illinois Cavalry in the Civil War.
Terry currently holds the position of Docent at Veterans Memorial Hall and is the  past State Commander of the Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War, a member S.U.V.C.W John A. Logan camp #26, and the Rock River Civil War Round Table. 
Agenda:
10:45- Arrival
11:00- Lecture
Noon- Lunch
12:30- Building Tour (optional)
Cost $12.00 (per session including lunch) for reservations please contact
Veterans Memorial Hall and Museum at 815.969.1999