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Virtual: Pandemic! A Binghamton Christmas in 1918

December 20, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Influenza! More deadly than war

We’re going back to the winter of 1918 in Binghamton, NY when the Great War was coming to an end, the holidays were right around the corner, and a pandemic was spreading through the area.

Where: Zoom

Cost: $6 for General; Free for Roberson Members

Registration: https://roberson.charityproud.org/EventRegistration/Index/4901

The 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic reached the Binghamton area in September of 1918, several months after the first case was ever reported. We will be discussing the timeline of the pandemic in the local area, how this affected the holiday season, and how did this all compare to the other big news of Fall 1918; the ending of World War I.

In this Zoom lecture, Alyssa Eveland take you through stories she has uncovered from Binghamton’s archives–stories of snake oil salesmen and rumors of Santa spreading the flu.


December 20, 2020
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Roberson Museum, 30 Front St, Binghamton, NY, 13905, United States
Roberson Museum, 30 Front St, Binghamton, NY, 13905, United States
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Support provided by the general operations support grants from the United Cultural Fund, a program of the Broome County Arts Council; the Conrad and Virginia Klee Foundation; the Zoos, Botanical Gardens and Aquariums Program, administered by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreational, and Historical Preservation; and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.