The "Cultures & Disease: Epidemics and the Human Experience" exhibit explores the Spanish flu that swept across the world and killed 50 million people – more people than the infamous Black Death in the 14th century. Although today we are better armed against epidemic diseases, our sense of a more interconnected world stokes our fears of the next pandemic.

Film discussions, lectures on bioethics and media ethics, book groups, a living history presentation, public health lectures, a look at the psychology of epidemics, and much more related to the exhibit will be presented this semester. All events related to the exhibit are free and open to all. The opening is March 1, 2018, 1-5 p.m. and includes a Curator Walk with Julie Mancine from 2 to 4 p.m. More information can be found at /community/hays-heighe-house/events.aspx.