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April 2018

INFLUENZA: The Spanish Flu in Smithers

April 12, 2018 - August 6, 2019
Bulkley Valley Museum, 1425 Main Street
Smithers, BC V0J 2N0 Canada

In 1918 a deadly virus swept across a world already suffering from the losses of the First World War. What became known as the "Spanish Flu" would leave few untouched, whether they were sick themselves, or lost family and friends. Our exhibit INFLUENZA: The Spanish Flu in Smithers marks the 100th anniversary of this pandemic, tracing the spread of the virus to Smithers. Learn how our community, which had no doctor or hospital of its own at the time, was…

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