On July 8, 2020

Cavendish Historical Society discusses epidemics and pandemics

Sunday July 12 at 2 p.m.—CAVENDISH—The pandemic began in the East, sweeping through cities and towns, disrupting daily life and sowing fear and uncertainty throughout much of the known world.While this sounds like an apt description of today’s Covid-19 pandemic, it was actually talking about the Antonine Plague, possibly small pox or measles, which took place in the 2nd Century.

Throughout human history, epidemics and pandemics have occurred time and again. Fear and the manners in which people respond is similar from one event to the next. History does have a way of repeating itself simply because these occurrences have the same common denominator: humans.

On Sunday July 12, at 2 p.m. on the museum grounds at 1955 Main St., the Cavendish Historical Society (CHS) will be hosting a free talk on this topic, primarily focusing on the epidemics of the 20th and 21st centuries. Open to the public, all those who attend must wear a mask, social distance and adhere to other Covid prevention protocols.

For more information, call 802-227-7807 or email margocaulfield@icloud.com.

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