These incredible photographs show the tent field hospital set up in Lykens during the darkest month in American history.
“A matter of life and death” – A reflection on the 1918-19 pandemic’s aftermath in Wilkes-Barre
And a call-to-action to prepare for a new wave of influenza in the autumn of 1919.
A bit of Thanksgiving perspective from the pandemic of 1918
An editorial from a newspaper in Pottsville during the 1918 pandemic reminds us to be thankful for life amid a time of death.
A 1918 Public Service Announcement: “Influenza: How To Avoid It – How To Treat Those Who Have It”
An October 1918 PSA from the Pennsylvania state government told residents how to avoid pandemic influenza, or if necessary, how to treat it.
Scranton newsboys pleaded for face masks at the peak of the 1918 pandemic
As the 1918 pandemic reached its peak in Scranton, PA, the city's newsboys had a fascination with face masks.
“The mask epidemic” – A native of Schuylkill County in Seattle during the 1918 influenza pandemic
A caustic letter by a Schuylkill County native in Seattle complained of mask requirement in the city. But their letter missed the mark.
Wynning History in the Press – April 13, 2020
The blog's focus on the 1918 influenza pandemic has been featured in the Pottsville Republican-Herald.
Facebook Live – 1918 Influenza Pandemic
Check out of our first socially distance episode of "Coffee with Jake!"
“Honor the Nurses” – 1918 Influenza Pandemic in the Coal Region
An editorial from 1918 celebrated the efforts of nurses in the influenza pandemic. The words still ring true in our own pandemic.
“No charge for medical service” – The US Army and Lykens officials covered medical costs in town’s 1918 emergency hospital
Medical care administered at the emergency hospital in Lykens during the 1918 influenza pandemic was free of charge.