Historical Society of Bloomfield Presents: “Bloomfield 1914–1919: World War One & The Influenza Epidemic”

On Oct. 24, the Historical Society of Bloomfield will present “Bloomfield 1914–1919: World War One & The Influenza Epidemic.” Lifetime Bloomfield resident Dean Cole will discuss World War One and the Spanish Influenza Epidemic as seen through the lens of Bloomfield and its people. In many ways, Bloomfield was a microcosm of what was going on in the country as a whole. Both pro- and anti-war sentiments were expressed and money was raised for allied as well as German causes.

Bloomfield was also home to one of the largest armaments factories on the east coast, along with other industries that supported the allied cause.

Like towns and cities all over the world, Bloomfield was overwhelmed by the influenza epidemic that followed on the heels of “The Great War”— killing somewhere between 20 and 40 million people globally—and its impact on our town was substantial.

Join us on October 24 as we return to the Bloomfield of 1914–1919.

 

EVENT: Bloomfield 1914–1919: World War One & The Influenza Epidemic

DATE: Tuesday, October 24, 2017

TIME: 7:30 PM

VENUE: Bloomfield Civic Center, 84 Broad Street, Bloomfield, NJ

COST: FREE & open to the public

ORGANIZATION: The Historical Society of Bloomfield, NJ (HSOB)

CONTACT: www.hsob.org; info@hsob.org; 973-743-8844

Contact Information
  1. HSOB
  2. 973-743-8844
  3. info@hsob.org
Tue, October 24
7:30 pm — 9:00 pm
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On Oct. 24, the Historical Society of Bloomfield will present “Bloomfield 1914–1919: World War One & The Influenza Epidemic.” Lifetime Bloomfield resident Dean Cole will discuss World War One and the Spanish Influenza Epidemic as seen through the lens of Bloomfield and its people. In many ways, Bloomfield was a microcosm of what was going on in the country as a whole. Both ...

84 Broad St. Bloomfield, NJ 07003

Bloomfield Civic Center

84 Broad St.
Bloomfield, NJ 07003

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