Pandemics then and now – 1918 and 2020

Thursday, September 10, 2020
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COVID-19 is not the first pandemic to strike local residents. Learn about the history of pandemics in the area, along with an update on the current situation, during a presentation at noon, Wednesday, Sept. 16, on the lawn at the Museum of the Beartooths (MOB).

MOB Director Penny Redli will speak about the Influenza of 1918 and how it impacted parts of Montana. Redli will also share anecdotes about that pandemic and other disease that impacted life in south-central Montana. Attendees are encouraged to share their own family stories about the disease.

Next, Natasha Sailer, director of Community Health Services for Stillwater County, will provide an update and answer questions on the coronavirus locally.

The event is free and open to the public. Attendees are asked to bring their own chairs. Masks will be required if distancing is not possible. Should weather postpone the event, it will be held at the same time and place on Sept. 21.

The presentation has been organized by Stillwater Rising, a local group working to strengthen community through education and outreach.

For more information, contact Linda at 322-5262.