Museum Chat Live! E503 – Learning from the 1918 Influenza Pandemic

In early 2019, the St. Catharines Museum opened a temporary exhibition called Outbreak. The exhibit explores the 1918 Spanish Influenza pandemic and tells a larger story about public health and disease in St. Catharines and Canada. We opened Outbreak to commemorate 100 years since the influenza pandemic, but we could have never guessed just how relevant this exhibit would become in light of the global pandemic we are currently facing.

In this episode of Museum Chat Live!, your co-host Sara chats with St. Catharines Museum Curator Kathleen Powell about the Museum’s Outbreak exhibition and what we can learn from the 1918 influenza pandemic as we face COVID-19.


E503 – Learning from the 1918 Influenza Pandemic

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This advertisement appeared in the St. Catharines Standard on October 12, 1918.

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