Exhibit Opening: A History of Healing

Sat, May 21, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Saturday, May 21

EXHIBIT OPENING: A HISTORY OF HEALING

Museum of the Grand Prairie, Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve, Open Hours: 1-5 p.m.

Check out a new special exhibit at the Museum of the Grand Prairie titled “A History of Healing: Infectious Diseases and Community Responses to Defeat Them.” The exhibit will focus on the impact and influence of such diseases as the 1918 flu, smallpox, malaria, tuberculosis, polio, typhoid, cholera, HIV, AIDS, and COVID-19. When viewing this exhibit, visitors will build an appreciation and basic understanding of the historic influences disease had over people’s lives and communities, both in central Illinois and abroad, resulting in a better understanding of how disease affects us today and informing our responses to it. In addition to examining the impact disease has had on the health and well-being of local communities, the exhibit will highlight particular instances in the past, as well as the present, where local citizens came together during previous epidemics and pandemics for the betterment of their communities. Current public health guidelines will be followed; see CCFPD’s Covid Guidelines and Waiver for In-person Programs. FREE. For more info: (217) 586-2612 or pcain@ccfpd.org.

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