See my lecture at the National World War One Memorial & Museum in Kansas City, MO on the 1918 Influenza Pandemic. Hear how the illness affected the war and the homefront.See Video /*
The Sunflower Village Historic District was listed in the National Register in 2014 as a rare example of “temporary” war-time housing that was built by the federal government in 1943 and evolved into housing for veterans during the post-war housing shortages.
Sunflower Village was constructed in … Continue reading "Sunflower Village Historic District"
The Hastings Brewery Building at 219 W. 2nd Street in Hastings, Nebraska was nominated to the National Register of Historic Places on March 26, 2015. I had the opportunity to work with Brenda Spencer of Spencer Preservation to research and write the historic significance of the property. The … Continue reading "Hastings Brewery"
Part One: The Outbreak
Genealogy is so much more than family trees, records and dates. People’s lives are shaped by the events of their time. One such event is the Spanish Influenza Pandemic. The disease took on many names including “Spanish Influenza,” “Spanish Lady,” “La Grippe” or simply the “Grip.” While it affected virtually every … Continue reading "Grip, Grippe and the Spanish Lady: The 1918-1920 Pandemic"