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Saturday, January 5, 2019
January GSMC Meeting  (Meeting)
1:00 pm
Monroe County Community College, Administration Building -Rooms 173 A & B
Rick Grassley, one of our past presidents, will share some of the research he has done on the Spanish Flu epidemic and how it impacted the citizens of Monroe County.  The Spanish Flu spread across the entire world and killed thousands of individuals, many thought to be healthy until they contracted this terrible illness.  It was a leading cause of death for those in the military during WW1, and because of the close quarters of the soldiers it spread quickly despite attempts to quarantine the sick.  
 
As always, the public is welcome and refreshments will be served.



Saturday, February 2, 2019
February GSMC Meeting  (Meeting)
1:00 pm
Monroe County Community College, Administration Building -Rooms 173 A & B
"Traveling the Avenue de Booze: Amusing Prohibition-Era Stories from Every Corner of Monroe County." The program will highlight the most interesting, humorous, and shocking tales from dozens of Monroe County communities during our dry days. Most of these are new stories that he's come across in his recent research and will be almost completely different than the presentation Joe gave last summer at the museum.
 
Mr. Boggs graduated from SMCC in 2006, from University of Toledo's BA History program in 2010 and again in 2012 from its MA Education program. He is currently working on his Masters in History at BGSU and in the process of completing of his thesis "Prohibition's Proving Ground: Automobile Culture and Dry Enforcement on the Toledo-Windsor-Detroit Corridor, 1913-1933."
 
As always, the public is welcome to attend.