Unmasking Influenza

Unmasking Influenza

Travelling Exhibition
A bald person’s face, wearing a surgical mask is partially blurred on the left side. To the right of the face is a graphic rendering of a virus. The words “Unmasking Influenza” are in large print in white and yellow below the person’s face.

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The world’s deadliest influenza pandemic — known as the Spanish Flu — swept across Canada between 1918 and 1919. With no effective vaccine or treatment available, the virus infected Canadians living in cities, towns, and farms. Approximately 55,000 Canadians died; most of the casualties were young adults.

This display examines the lasting impact of the influenza pandemic in Canada — and asks whether we’re prepared for the next one. The display was developed by Canadian Geographic Enterprises, in collaboration with the Museum of Health Care at Kingston.

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Travel Schedule:

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Where When
1000 Islands History Museum, Gananoque, ON May 19 - November 4, 2022
Grimsby Museum, Grimsby, ON January 6 - May 5, 2022
Penetanguishene Centennial Museum, Penetanguishene, ON September 15 - December 14, 2021
Fort La Reine Museum, Portage la Prairie, MB July 17 - August 29, 2021
Elgin County Museum, St. Thomas, ON January 8 - April 18, 2021
Arnprior and District Museum, Arnprior, ON February 1 - December 15, 2020
Museum Strathroy-Caradoc, Strathroy, ON October 19, 2019 - January 20, 2020
Glanmore National Historic Site, Belleville, ON August 9 - October 9, 2019
Carleton University MacOdrum Library, Ottawa, ON June 22 - July 31, 2019

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