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  • The Historical Society of Bloomfield PresentsThe Historical Society of Bloomfield Presents

    Join us on Tuesday, October 24 as we return to the Bloomfield of 1914–1919 as the HSOB presents “Bloomfield 1914–1919: World War One & The Influenza Epidemic.” Lifetime Bloomfield resident Dean Cole will discuss World War One and the Spanish Influenza Epidemic as seen through the lens of Bloomfield and its people. Bloomfield was home to one of the largest armaments factories on the east coast, along with other industries that supported the allied cause.

    And like towns and cities all over the world, Bloomfield was overwhelmed by the influenza epidemic that followed on the heels of “The Great War”— killing somewhere between 20 and 40 million people globally—and its impact on our town was substantial. The event is free and refreshments will be served, so bring a friend!