january, 2020

30jan6:30 pm8:00 pmLECTURE: City of Death - Wilmington's Yelloe Fever Epidemic of 1862

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Event Details

On Thursday, January 30, the Bellamy Mansion Museum will host Dr. Kimberly Sherman as she speaks about the 1862 Yellow Fever epidemic in Wilmington.

In 1862, a Yellow Fever epidemic ravaged the city of Wilmington and claimed nearly seven percent of its population. Already engulfed in wartime, Wilmington society found itself shattered by sickness and death. Dr. Sherman’s lecture will focus on the social impact of the Yellow Fever epidemic, including mourning and burial practices in the nineteenth century.

Doors open at 6:00 pm and will close when the lecture begins at 6:30 pm. Seating is on a first come, first served basis. There is a $5 suggested donation.

For more information contact Carolyn Gonzalez at 910-251-3700 x306 or cgonzalez@bellamymansion.org.

Time

(Thursday) 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Location

Bellamy Mansion

503 Market St., Wilmington, NC

Organizer

Bellamy Mansion(910) 251-3700 or www.bellamymansion.org

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