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Flu, Measles and the Battle Over Vaccination
October 8, 2015
Laurel, MD…Should/Will you get a flu shot? Vaccinate your children for measles? October 8 “Vaccine Nation: Flu, Measles and the Battle Over Vaccination,” takes a historical look at these still controversial questions. Noted medical historian Alexandra Lord, PhD, Chair and Curator of the Smithsonian National Museum of American History’s Division of Medicine and Science will explore vaccines, and their contentious US history. Sponsored by the Laurel Historical Society, the free program will be held at 7:00 p.m. at the Laurel Pool Room, 9th and Main Street, Laurel, Maryland. The Laurel Museum, which includes a section on the Spanish Flu in Laurel, will be open from 6 p.m.-7:00 prior to the program.
The Spanish Flu killed more between 30-50 million people, including 675,000 Americans, between 1918-1920. During the same period the United States had 469,924 recorded cases of measles and 7,575 deaths. In 1938, Jonas Salk (who developed the polio vaccine) and Thomas Francis developed the first vaccine against flu viruses. After a vaccine was developed, measles dropped to only 15 cases between 1999 and 2001. However the last few years have seen a surge of measles cases, rising to 634 in 2014. Today, the question of whether to get a flu shot or to vaccinate for measles continues to make headline news.
Alexandra Lord, PHD
In addition to her work at the Smithsonian, Alexandra Lord is currently the vice president of the National Council on Public History and for the past ten years, she has run the public history website, Beyond Academe. In 1995, Dr. Lord won the Richard Shryock Award from the American Association for the History of Medicine as well as a post-doctoral fellowship for the history of medicine from the University of California, San Francisco. In 2010, the British Medical Association awarded Dr. Lord its prize for the best popular book on medicine as well as its prize for the best book furthering understanding of science and medicine among the general public.
“Vaccine Nation” is part of the LHS’ ongoing series “The Rest of the Story.” It complements the current exhibit at the Laurel Museum Ripped from the Headlines: Laurel in the News, which runs through December 21. The Laurel Museum is regularly open Wednesdays and Fridays 10-2, Sundays 1-4. Group tours by appointment. Admission is free. The John Calder Brennan research library, which includes newly digitized copies of The Laurel Leader from 1897-2008 is open by appointment Monday-Friday. The Laurel Museum is located at 817 Main Street, Laurel, Md. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.laurelhistoricalsociety.org.
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Jr. Journalist Day October 18
Laurel, Md…Sunday October 18, 2015 is Jr. Journalist Day at the Laurel Museum. The Jr. Journalists will create their own front page–using news from their own lives, or historical information they’ve discovered. Hands-on activities will include exploring historic print and newly digitized versions of the Laurel Leader covering the years 1897-2008. The program is designed to provide an afternoon of fun, with an underlying goal of demonstrating the critical role newspapers play in saving history–especially in small communities. The free program will run from 1:30-3:30 pm.
Jr. Journalist Day is part of “The Rest of the Story” a program series designed to complement Ripped from the Headlines: Laurel in the News, the current exhibit at the Museum, which runs through December 21. The Laurel Museum is open Wednesdays and Fridays 10-2, Sundays 1-4. Group tours by appointment. Admission is free. The John Calder Brennan research library, which includes newly digitized copies of The Laurel Leader from 1897-2008 is open by appointment Monday-Friday. The Laurel Museum is located at 817 Main Street, Laurel, Md. Contact email@example.com or visit www.laurelhistoricalsociety.org.
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Gertrude Poe’s 100th Birthday Card at Laurel Museum
Public Invited to Sign
Laurel, MD..Legendary Laurel News Leader Editor Gertrude Poe turns 100 this September. August 24-September 20, 2015 friends and members of the Laurel community are invited stop by the Laurel Museum and send her birthday wishes. A colorful 18 x 24” card will be sitting on (or nearby) the very desk Miss Poe used while working at the Laurel News Leader. Visitors can write their own birthday wishes to this distinguished Laurel citizen. Representatives from the Laurel Historical Society will deliver the card in person to Miss Poe for her birthday.
Gertrude Poe was raised in Laurel, Maryland and after graduating from American University Law school became editor of the Laurel News Leader in 1939 at the behest of publisher Bowie McCeney. In addition to 41 years as editor and later publisher she was the first woman president of the Maryland Press Association and in 2011 was inducted into the Maryland Women’s Hall of Fame.
Gertrude Poe’s desk is on display as part of the Laurel Museum’s current exhibit: “Ripped from the Headlines: Laurel in the News,” which runs through December 21, 2015. Visitors can sign the Gertrude Poe Birthday Card during Laurel Museum regular hours.
The Laurel Museum is located at 817 Main Street, Laurel, Maryland. It is open Wednesdays and Fridays 10-2, Sundays 1-4. Group tours by appointment. Admission is free. The John Calder Brennan research library, which also includes digitized copies of The Laurel Leader, is open by appointment Monday-Friday. The Laurel Museum is located at 817 Main Street, Laurel, Md. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.laurelhistoricalsociety.org.* * *
Cold Case Solved: Richard Friend Discusses the Stefanie Watson Murder
Laurel, MD…Richard Friend, creator of “Lost Laurel,” gives a special presentation Thursday, July 9 on the 1982 brutal murder of Stefanie Watson that shocked Laurel. The murder remained unsolved for 30 years until he helped break it open. Sponsored by the Laurel Historical Society, the program is free and will be held at the Laurel Police Department Partnership Activity Center, 811 Fifth Street, Laurel, MD beginning at 7:00pm.
Twenty-seven year old Stefanie Watson disappeared July 22, 1982. Her blood-stained car was found on July 26 not far from her apartment. Her partial remains were found six weeks later. The murderer was never caught. Intrigued by the story, which he remembered from his childhood, Richard Friend found the Laurel Leader to be a wealth of detailed information on the events of 1982. His 2012 blog post prompted cold case detectives to take a fresh look at the case. On Friday, June 21, 2014 Prince George's County police charged John Ernest Walsh, 68, with first degree murder in connection with Watson's death after his DNA was matched with DNA taken from Watson's car. He awaits trial.
The program is part of a “The Rest of the Story: a series based on “Ripped from the Headlines, Laurel in the News,” the current exhibit at the Laurel Historical Society, which focuses on local and national stories and how they were covered locally. The Stefanie Watson case is one of the featured stories. The exhibit runs through December 21, 2015, and visitors to the exhibit can browse the Laurel Leader from 1897-2008. .
The Laurel Museum is open Wednesdays and Fridays 10-2, Sundays 1-4. Group tours by appointment. Admission is free. The John Calder Brennan research library, which also includes digitized copies of The Laurel Leader, is open by appointment Monday-Friday. The Laurel Museum is located at 817 Main Street, Laurel, Md. Contact email@example.com or visit www.laurelhistoricalsociety.org.
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Ripped from the Headlines: Laurel in the News
Ripped from the Headlines runs through December 20, 2015 at the Laurel Museum
Laurel, Maryland…What makes news? In Laurel, Hurricane Agnes, Spanish Flu, George Wallace, 9/11, fires, robberies, murders and integration battles made (or didn’t make) headlines. All are part of Laurel’s history. How the local media covered these and other events is the focus of the Laurel Museum’s newest exhibit: Ripped from the Headlines: Laurel in the News which opens February 8, 2015.
A piece from the North Tower of the World Trade Center, a Life Magazine on the Wallace shooting signed by George Wallace, fire and police equipment, and materials salvaged from Hurricane Agnes’ flood destruction are among the objects on view that will accompany the news stories. Visitors will also encounter long-forgotten names like John Sedlick, Mrs. Burroughs, John Morgan and Carol Replane, in sometimes tragic, and occasionally funny stories that gripped local attention over the past 118 years. Interspersed throughout the exhibit: advertisements for long-forgotten products and businesses that provide their own humorous look at life in Laurel since 1897.
Ripped from the Headlines is designed to be both a journey into the past, and a thought-provoking exploration of “news.” Visitors are encouraged not just to read the stories, but to ask questions such as what gets covered and why, what happens if stories aren’t reported, and how coverage today is different from the past. The exhibit centers on stories as they were covered in the home-town paper, and commemorates the LHS’ acquisition and digitization of The Laurel Leader.
“Our recent acquisition and digitization of the Laurel Leader opens up resources beyond what we could have imagined years ago. ‘Ripped from the Headlines: Laurel in the News’ highlights these new windows into the past while also asking our community to think analytically about news coverage over the years, “ stated Laurel Historical Society Executive Director Lindsey Baker.
The exhibit is divided into seven sections. Bad Luck Beat uncovers tragedies of many forms, ranging from train wrecks, to the devastating 1918 Spanish Influenza, and fatal buggy accidents. OffBeat, explores topics ranging from The Woman’s Club of Laurel to Prohibition. Firehouse Beat looks at some of the fires over the years that shaped the community – and led to creation of the fire department. The Disaster Beat focuses on Mother Nature and the floods, tornados and earthquakes that damaged property but not town spirit.
Laurel has been the focus of stories that made national news, and the National News Desk explores how 9/11 and the Wallace Shooting were covered locally. Law and Order reminds us of some of the crimes that shook the community when they happened, but which today are largely forgotten, including the Basu carjacking, a Citizen’s National Bank Robbery, and The Hargis and Replane Murders.
Editorial: Integration provides an in depth overview of the coverage that accompanied one of the most difficult and divisive eras in Laurel history – school integration, particularly from 1954 to 1985. It explores whether the coverage reflected the reality of the integration process, community values, or wistful thinking, controversies that arose, and raises the question of whether or not the schools are in fact integrated.
. The Museum is open Wednesdays and Fridays 10-2, Sundays 1-4. Group tours by appointment. Admission is free. The digitized Laurel Leaders and other items from the LHS collection are open to researchers by appointment Monday-Friday. The Laurel Museum is located at 817 Main Street, Laurel, Md. For appointments or for additional visitor information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.laurelhistoricalsociety.org #
Contact: Lindsey Baker 301-725-7975 email@example.com
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Lee Andersen Art Clothing Factory Store Opening
October 3-4, 2015 @ 10am-5pm
Lee Andersen Factory 9010 Maier Road Laurel, MD 20723 / 800-765-5648
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Lee Andersen art clothing is wearable, complex, textured clothing designed for the sensuous, tactile woman. To wear LEE ANDERSEN clothing is to put the mind in an art gallery. It allows the wearer to be subtle ‘Body as Art’ without the limits of permanence, or the financial requirements of Couture. Attend a factory store opening for the chance to purchase a Lee Andersen design at a discounted price. Cash, Credit Cards, and Checks accepted. All Sales Final.
Party in the back this Halloween! All the way back in the Jailbreak brewery!!
The brewery doors will open for ticket holders at 7:30pm to a land of hauntingly delicious beers and a deadly good time. Here’s to the Night starts rocking out to your favorite songs of the 90’s and 00’s at 8:30pm!
There will be food trucks, face painting, a photo booth, and $5 beers all night! Enjoy an outdoor beer garden and a private bar with your favorite Jailbreak beers and speciality one off casks for this night only. Every spectacular detail is included with your ticket!
Wear costumes to wow and scare because we will be having a costume contest with some fantastic prizes!
Please note this party is 21 and older only.
*Our taproom will be open standard operating hours 12pm-10pm. Scary movies will be playing on the TVs and projection screen and DJ Tiz starts playing at 7pm in the taproom! Costumes encouraged*
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