Dive deep into three historic tales of health and medicine in the Flint Hills.
Manhattan, Kan. – The Flint Hills Discovery Center (FHDC) will host three lectures this fall featuring topics related to its upcoming exhibit, Microbes in Manhattan: Fighting Flu and Polio in Manhattan. These programs are free and open to the public.
1918: The Great War and the Terrible Flu: Tuesday, September 24, 6:30-7:30 PM
Historian Jed Dunham will compress the complex and harrowing story of the great influenza outbreak of 1918 into a compelling narrative using his own original research. Dunham will root this story in the local context, focusing on Nurse Battey and the Manhattan, Kansas fight against influenza.
Dr. Hertzler: The Horse & Buggy Doctor: Tuesday, October 15, 6:30-7:30 PM
Carrie Herman will share the fascinating story of Dr. Arthur E. Hertzler who is world renowned for his excellence in pathology, his love of children and his concern for health education of the general public.
Edible & Medicinal Plants of the Prairie: Tuesday, November 19, 6:30-7:30 PM
Dr. Kelly Kindscher will dive deep into the world of ethnobotany, exploring how Native Americans used many prairie plants. He will also discuss the importance of protecting remnant native prairies and the work of the Kansas Land Trust.
These lectures are made possible by a grant from Humanities Kansas, the Kansas Learning Center for Health and the Kansas Land Trust.
To learn more about the Fall Lecture Series at the Flint Hills Discovery Center, visit www.flinthillsdiscovery.org/lectures, call 785-587-2726 or visit 315 S. 3rd St. in Manhattan.