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The Cholera Years: How St. Louis Solved its First Environmental Crisis

Sunday, April 17, 2016 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

FREE

UPDATE:  This venue for the 2016 Camp­bell House lec­ture has been changed to the AUDITORIUM of CENTRAL LIBRARY. Please use the Locust Street entrance. The date and time of the lec­ture remain the same.  Because of the venue change, reser­va­tions are no longer required.  

Join the Camp­bell House for our annu­al lec­ture in the spring. This year’s lec­ture is pre­sent­ed by Dr. Andrew Hur­ley, Pro­fes­sor of His­to­ry at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Mis­­­souri-St. Louis, and focus­es on the impact cholera had on St. Louis. For much of the 19th cen­tu­ry, St. Louis was held in the grip of fear by the dead­ly scourge of cholera (the Camp­bel­l’s first-born son James died in the 1849 epi­dem­ic). Although advances in med­ical knowl­edge and san­i­ta­tion even­tu­al­ly erad­i­cat­ed the dis­ease, envi­ron­men­tal reforms designed to improve pub­lic health raised an entire­ly new set of chal­lenges that we still grap­ple with today.

Please call 314–421‑0325 for more infor­ma­tion.

Details

Date:
Sun­day, April 17, 2016
Time:
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Cost:
FREE

Organizer

Camp­bell House Muse­um
Phone:
(314) 421‑0325
Email:
events@campbellhousemuseum.org
Web­site:
www.campbellhousemuseum.org

Venue

St. Louis Pub­lic Library (Cen­tral Library)
1301 Olive Street
St. Louis, MO 63103 Unit­ed States
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Phone:
(314) 241‑2288