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October 20, 2017

“Peterborough, the Spanish Flu and the Challenge of Contagious Disease in the Era of the First World War.”  Professor Dale Standen Tuesday, 17 October, The Lion’s Centre, 347 Burnham Street, 7:30 p.m.

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Public Meetings


The day and location of the PHS monthly meetings in the fall will change.  The day will revert to the third Tuesday of the month, as it was before the Library closed for renovations.  Because the Library will not reopen until later in the fall, our meetings for at least September and October will be in the Lion’s Centre, 347 Burnham Street.  The Lion’s Centre has parking on site, and is wheelchair accessible.  The location of meetings after October will be announced at a later date.


Scheduled Meetings


Tuesday, 19 September: Joan Sangster, “A Century of Women's Suffrage: Commemorations, Myths and Canadian History.”  Joan Sangster is Vanier Professor at Trent University, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, retiring President of the Canadian Historical Association and has written extensively on women’s working class history in Peterborough.

Tuesday, 17 October: Dale Standen, “Peterborough, the Spanish Flu and the Challenge of Contagious Disease in the Era of the First World War.” Dale Standen is Professor Emeritus of History, Trent University.  He has written on the History of New France and has researched and engaged in public history, especially as practiced in museums.

Tuesday, 21 November: Heather Caldwell, “Canadian Nursing Sisters – The Bluebirds 1914-1918.”  Heather Caldwell is a historical researcher and practices public history through historical reenactment.  Her talk will include the experience of Helen Fowlds of Hastings, who served as a nurse on several fronts in the First World War.  A display of some items used by nurses overseas will accompany the talk.

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