The 1918 Influenza Pandemic Invades Westmoreland County
Westmoreland County Community College, in association with community partners Excela Health, the Westmoreland County Historical Society, the Westmoreland Library Network and Pennsylvania Department of Health, has designed a program to commemorate the upcoming 100th anniversary of the 1918 influenza pandemic.
"The 1918 Influenza Pandemic Invades Westmoreland County" will summarize the arrival, spread and impact of the pandemic in Westmoreland County. Of the 231,000 residents of the county at that time, more than 41,000 were infected and approximately 1,300 people died.
Throughout October 2017, Westmoreland County Community College will be the site of a four-part speaker series in recognition of the 100th anniversary of the pandemic. More series will be scheduled for March and October 2018. CLICK HERE for the schedule.