1918 Flu Pandemic Program

One hundred years ago, the 1918 Influenza Pandemic affected the entire world. While the true number of deaths is unknowable, the most commonly accepted estimates range between 20-50 million victims. Of the 231,000 residents of Westmoreland County at that time, over 41,000 were infected with approximately 1,750 estimated deaths.

Join Dr. Thomas Soltis from Westmoreland County Community College on Thursday, September 28 at 6:00 pm as he explores the arrival, spread, and impact of the 1918 Influenza Pandemic in Westmoreland County.

This free program will be held at the Fort Ligonier Center for History Education and is open to the public. Call the Ligonier Valley Library at 724-238-6451 or the Westmoreland County Historical Society at 724-532-1935 to register.

Presented in partnership with: Westmoreland County Community College, Westmoreland Library Network, Pennsylvania Department of Health, Westmoreland County Historical Society and Excela Health.