Wednesday, October 10, 2018

The 1918 Flu Epidemic in St. Lawr Co, Oct 18

Ad that appeared in the Canton Commercial Advertiser in 1918The next St. Lawrence County Historical Association’s Brown Bag Lunch Series has been set for Thursday, October 18th. This program begins at noon, will be led by Bryan Thompson and will focus on the 1918 Flu Epidemic. Attendees are encouraged to bring a lunch and enjoy a beverage and dessert provided by SLCHA.

Bryan Thompson, a seventh generation St. Lawrence County native, is the municipal historian for the town of DeKalb. While deputy and town historian, he received the Hackman Research Fellowship and the Dearstyne Award for Excellence from the state archives.

The Brown Bag Lunch Series is a lunch lecture series dedicated to the memory of Patricia Harrington Carson, who founded the series during her 24 years as a Trustee of the St. Lawrence County Historical Association. Pat Carson was active on numerous SLCHA Committees, and was an article writer and issue editor of the SLCHA’s history journal, The Quarterly.

The St. Lawrence County Historical Association is located at 3 E. Main St., Canton. Parking is available behind SLCHA, next to the museum’s main entrance.

For more information call the SLCHA at (315) 386-8133 or e-mail info@slcha.org. Visit the SLCHA’s website, for more information on St. Lawrence County history.

Image: Ad that appeared in the Canton Commercial Advertiser, October 15th, 1918.

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