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May
24
Friday
May
24
Fri
Reader Series: Butte and the 1918 Influenza PandemicArt :: Book Reading also Education :: Discussion
Reader Series: Butte and the 1918 Influenza Pandemic
7:00 PM
Historic Clark Chateau
Description:
Join us on Friday, May 24, at the Historic Clark Chateau as we invite Janelle Olberding to read her new book, Butte and the 1918 Influenza Pandemic. Doors open at 6:30pm, reading begins at 7pm. Light refreshments will be provided, suggested $5 donation.
In the last months of 1918, influenza killed approximately two percent of Butte's residents. Besides its physical toll, the disease left orphaned children, widowed husbands and wives, and emotional scars. The influenza pandemic of 1918 also had lasting effects on public health and healthcare systems in Montana and beyond. Even still, the pandemic is largely overlooked in American history and memory. Butte and the 1918 Influenza Pandemic explores why and will illustrate how the pandemic is not just a part of history, but of Butte’s legacy.
Janelle M. Olberding is an independent historian, writer, avid reader, part-time educator, and lifelong learner. Her interest in communicable disease was piqued while working in public health, and she began studying its effects on culture and history as a graduate student at Norwich University. She currently works in higher education and lives in Glendive, Montana with her husband and daughter.
The Historic Clark Chateau is located at 321 W. Broadway. Please call 565-5600 for more information.

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Age Group: All Ages
Venue: Historic Clark Chateau
Address: 321 West Broadway Butte, MT 59701
Phone: 565-5600

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