"The Fever that was Fatal to So Many": Deadly Epidemics in Knoxville History, from the 'Plague' of 1838 to the Spanish Flu of 1918-1919 | Brown Bag Lecture with Jack Neely

@ East Tennessee History Center
East Tennessee History Center Bilo Nelson Auditorium
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 7:00am to Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 7:45am

In a Brown Bag Lecture on Wednesday, November 8, Jack Neely will explore the history of epidemics and major outbreaks in East Tennessee and how they shaped our community. The program is part of the National Endowment for the Arts’ Big Read, featuring Emily St. John Mandel’s post-apocalyptic novel, Station Eleven, the story of a small band of actors and musicuals twenty years after a flu pandemic has wiped out 99% of the population. Jack Neely is the executive director of the Knoxville History Project.

Presented by ETHS in partnership with the Knox County Public Library The lecture will begin at noon at the East Tennessee History Center, 601 S. Gay Street, Knoxville. Guests are invited to bring a “Brown Bag” lunch and enjoy the lecture. Soft drinks will be available. For more information on the lecture, exhibitions, or museum hours, call 865-215-8824.