Events Calendar

Exhibit Opening
Thursday, March 1, 2018
1 - 5 PM

A century ago, Spanish flu swept across the world and killed 50 million people – more people than the infamous Black Death in the fourteenth century. Epidemic diseases have been with humans about as long as we have had organized societies. Although today we are better armed against them – with vaccines and antibiotics, respirators and IV fluids – our sense of a more interconnected world (the global village) stokes our fears of the next pandemic.

We don’t just die from epidemic diseases; we live with the knowledge of them, we try to prevent them, we care those that have fallen ill with them, we live through them, and we face the difficult decisions that arise from them. The Hays-Heighe House will explore aspects of that wide-ranging experience both through its exhibit and through its upcoming programming.

Join us for film discussions, lectures on bioethics and media ethics, book groups, a living history presentation, public health lectures, a look at the psychology of epidemics, and much more.

Reservations Not Necessary