Attention:  Special Program August 12

1918 Spanish Flu Epidemic in Charlottesville and Albemarle County.

From the summer of 1918 to the spring of 1919 a worldwide epidemic of deadly influenza killed millions. When it arrived in Charlottesville and Albemarle County in September 1918, the community faced a crisis.

Addeane Caelleigh is a historian with special interests in social and cultural aspects of extreme events such as epidemics and natural disasters. She is currently researching the 1918-1919 Influenza Epidemic in central Virginia.  Ms. Caelleigh worked in academic publishing for many years, including serving as editor in chief of Academic Medicine. She recently retired from the faculty of the University of Virginia School of Medicine, and is still serving as a visiting scholar.  

There will be a presentation followed by a question/answer session.

The meeting will take place from 1:30 pm-3:30 pm at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. The address of the Church is 1275 Timberwood Blvd., Charlottesville, VA. It is located on the corner of Airport Road and Timberwood. Coming from U.S. 29, the entrance is on the right (north) side of Airport Road immediately before you reach the church. Drive to the back of the building where you will see the entrance to the Family History Center.