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The Influenza Epidemic in Southwest NH, 1918-1920, May 25th at 6:30 p.m.

As the world, the United States, and Cheshire County deal with the coronavirus pandemic, it may be comforting to learn that our predecessors faced a surprisingly similar situation 100 years ago and promptly saw life return to normal. How did the Influenza Epidemic of 1918 affect southwest New Hampshire, and what comparisons can be made to the COVID-19  epidemic? 

Alan Rumrill will provide a historical perspective on our current situation in this online program and group discussion. Alan Rumrill is the executive director of the Historical Society of Cheshire County. He has written hundreds of articles and 8 books on historical subjects and has made more than 1000 local history presentations. He is a native of Stoddard, where his family has lived since 1770.

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