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After Hours Evening Tour: Death, Disease, and Disinformation

September 3, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

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Superstition, ignorance, and deception in the plagues of the past and present

“False Knowledge is more dangerous than ignorance.” – G.B. Shaw

This tour will touch upon the Black Death, Smallpox, Yellow Fever, and the Spanish Flu. We’ll describe how civilizations responded to these pandemics. The tour will attempt to make correlations between those societies’ reactions to the plagues of the past and our current predicament.

We’ll also discuss how these diseases were spread and the treatments that were used in those times. The tour highlights the misconceptions and prejudices that existed. It also reveals the role that intentional deception played in propelling the spread and accelerating deaths.

The tour is approximately one hour. For more information and weather updates, please call: 484-809-0874.


September 3, 2021
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm


Burial Ground
5th and Arch Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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