History Happy Hour: 3 Day Fever - The Great Flu Pandemic
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Historian and museum staff-member Barney Terrell will explore the Great Flu Pandemic of 1918 and how it affected Santa Clara Valley.
In the week leading to Armistice Day (November 11, 1918), 15 Santa Clarans died of the flu and a further 300 were infected. Theaters from Palo Alto to Milpitas shut down, along with every public school in the valley. Portions of the San Jose Normal School were given over to the public health officer for use as hospital wards. Through it all, the staff and volunteers of the Peninsula Hospital, County Hospital and private sanitariums did the best they could to stem the tide of the worst epidemic any had ever seen.
Registration for this event is required, as seating and tickets are limited. Call (408) 866-2104 to reserve or reserve online.
Admission is $15/person and includes snacks, drinks, and self guided tours of the historic Ainsley House. Your admission provides vital funds for the Campbell Historical Museum + Ainsley House's future programs and events.
This program is intended for those ages 21+. Doors open at 5:30 PM and the lecture begins at 6:00 PM.