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Yellow Fever, Philadelphia, 1793 A Virtual Walking Tour

When:
Wednesday, June 17, 2020, 6:30 PM
Where:
Via Zoom. Go to eastfallshistoricalsociety.org on June 15 or later for link.

Category:
Community Event - not East Falls Village
Registration is not Required

The East Falls Historical Society

 

Presents

 

YELLOW FEVER, PHILADELPHIA, 1793

A Virtual Walking Tour


STEVEN J. PEITZMAN, MD
Drexel University and East Falls Historical Society

 

Wednesday June 17, 2020, 6:30 PM, via Zoom

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A little before 6:30, Wednesday, June 17,
Click here to start the Zoom session

 

In 1793, the then mysterious illness yellow fever afflicted Philadelphia with an estimated loss of life of 5000. Chaos and panic reigned, and those who could fled. Finally, an unlikely array of heroic volunteers brought order and hope to the then nation’s capital. We will look at sites associated with the 1793 epidemic in the original city, and follow refugees to Germantown.

 

 

 

Bush Hill, the Hamilton mansion, was  borrowed to serve as the yellow fever hospital in 1793.

 

 

 

The East Falls Historical Society was founded in 2004 to explore and preserve the history of the Falls of Schuylkill and East Falls.
Email eastfallshistory@gmail.com for more information.