KNOXVILLE – In a Brown Bag Lecture on Wednesday, November 8, 2017, at noon, local historian Jack Neely will explore the topic of epidemics and major outbreaks in East Tennessee, including the Plague of 1838 and the Spanish Flu of 1918-1919. The program is presented by the East Tennessee Historical Society in partnership with the Knox County Public Library and is part of the National Endowment for the Arts’ Big Read.
Jack Neely is a well-known local author, historian, and the executive director of the Knoxville History Project.
The program is presented in partnership with the Knox County Public Library and is free and open to the public. The lecture will be held at the East Tennessee History Center, 601 S. Gay Street, Knoxville. Guests are invited to bring a “Brown Bag” lunch and enjoy the lecture. Soft drinks will be available.
For more information on the lecture, exhibitions, or museum hours, call 865-215-8824 or visit the website at www.EastTNHistory.org.