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Wednesday, May 4
A CLOSER LOOK AT A HISTORY OF HEALING: TALKING TUBERCULOSIS
Online Event, Streaming on the Museum of the Grand Prairie Facebook & YouTube pages, 10-10:30 a.m.
Get a sneak preview of some of the content you will see in the Museum of the Grand Prairie’s newest special exhibit, “A History of Healing: Infectious Diseases and Community Responses to Defeat Them,” set to debut May 22, 2022.Tuberculosis was the scourge of the early years of the 20th century, and for centuries preceding. It was often depicted in literature and art as a beautiful and romantic way to waste away. Did you know that it was also the impetus for Champaign County having a Public Health District, or the reasoning behind Carle Hospital? We’ll talk about tuberculosis, both locally and globally in this presentation by Museum Director, Barb Oehlschlaeger-Garvey. Tune in to see artifacts, images, and stories that will be part of this special exhibit opening soon. FREE. For more info: (217) 586-2612 or firstname.lastname@example.org.