The 1918 Influenza Pandemic: Stories of Vashon, Puget Sound, and the US

April 22nd, 2020 by Vashon Heritage Museum

The 1918 Influenza Pandemic resulted in a national “amnesia” that erased the painful memories so many Americans “held in their hearts”, and suffered “privately, and often silently.”  We have the opportunity to ensure that this COVID-19 pandemic of 2020 is not forgotten and that the suffering it engenders is not carried privately and silently.

Presented by Dr. Nancy Bristow, Vashon Islander, Professor of History at the University of Puget Sound, and author of ‘American Pandemic: The Lost Worlds of the 1918 Influenza Epidemic’; and Dr. Bruce Haulman, Vashon Islander, retired Professor of History at Green River College, and author of ‘A Brief History of Vashon’.