Eagleville area lecture will explore local history

July 11, 2018 by  

Eagleville history buffs and those who would like to learn more about the area’s past who take in a presentation planned for the Eagleville area will have an opportunity to discover how it coped with a huge challenge it faced a century ago.

In 1918, a pandemic of flu hit the area, and the lecture, which will be given by Charles Kelly, will provide an in depth look at what was going on in the area at the time and the impact the influenza outbreak had. This will be presented from a variety of perspectives, including how it affected both people and the local economy.

It was noted that Kelly utilized a variety of sources to prepare for his talk, including area newspapers and other publications from the early part of the 20th Century. His discussion will be part of a series called ‘Making History Greater’, which will provide insight into the often complex historical background of area communities. Light refreshments will be served, and there will be time to socialize and ask questions as well.

The evening is scheduled to begin at 6:30 pm, and it will conclude at 7:00 pm. Programs and other printed items for an occasion like this can be designed by local print shops.

This step back in time to an important part in the region’s history will be held on October 25th at 1654 DeKalb Street in Norristown. It is free, and all are welcome.