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War, Flu, & Fear: Opening Reception

March 13, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for the opening reception of our new exhibition, “War, Flu, & Fear: World War I and Clay County.”

In April 1917, Americans were thrust into the middle of a brutal global war only months after reelecting a president who campaigned on staying out of it. Much of our community opposed U.S. involvement. The following year brought armistice . . . . and a deadly flu pandemic that landed in Clay County in early October. In between, citizens in the Red River Valley responded with courage and patriotic sacrifice, fear and paranoia, and political repression, activism, and disillusionment.

“War, Flu, and Fear” gathers these stories to explore life in Clay County and the Red River Valley only 100 years ago, at the dawn of the modern, American century.

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Admission for the opening reception is $5 (Members Free). Refreshments, including WWI-era foods, will be available. The event is open to the public.

HCSCC’s “War, Flu, & Fear: World War I and Clay County” is generously sponsored by BNSF Railway Foundation.

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For more information, please contact HCSCC Communications Manager Davin Wait at (218) 299 – 5511, ext. 6733, or davin(dot)wait @hcsmuseum.org.

For questions about accessibility and accommodations, please contact HCSCC Programming Director Markus Krueger at (218) 299 – 5511, ext. 6738, or markus(dot)krueger @hcsmuseum.org.

Venue

Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County
202 1st Ave N
Moorhead, MN 56560 United States
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