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Spit Causes Death

Time: September 18, 2018 all day
Location: Philadelphia
Website or Map: https://www.smithsonianmag.co…
Event Type: historical
Organized By: the city fathers
Latest Activity: Mar 3

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Event Description

The city fathers promoted a parade in Philadelphia planned for Sept 28, 1918   It was discouraged by the Board of Health, and in the aftermath of the 200,000 Philadelphians participating, 20,000 died of Spanish Flu.

This event became part of the Mutter's Museum multi-year presentation "Spit Causes Death" displays ( now till Fall of 2024 )

http://muttermuseum.org/exhibitions/going-viral-behind-the-scenes-at-a-medical-museum

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/philadelphia-threw-wwi-parade-gave-thousands-onlookers-flu-180970372

Now at the Brandywine River Museum on Sunday - and soon to many venues in the state - is a Replica Justice Bell made of wood so it can be dis-assembled and taken to schools throughout the state.  The real bell now housed in the Valley Forge Chapel - was a symbol for Women's Suffrage and Voting Rights.

https://www.justicebell.org

Director Amanda Owens is very knowledgeable about the original.

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