Cancelled DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER
"GREAT SORROW & SORE AFFLICTION AMONG US": THROAT DISTEMPER 1735
In 1735, a deadly epidemic swept the east coast of Colonial America. The ailment, now thought to be a particularly virulent form of diphtheria, arose in Kingston, NH, and cruelly decimated primarily children and young mothers. For this illustrated presentation, Curator Barbara Rimkunas will trace the plague and its lasting effects on the region.