Bloomfield Civic Center
84 Broad Street
The Historical Society of Bloomfield will present “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. In many ways, Bloomfield was a microcosm of what was going
on in the country as a whole. Both pro- and anti-war sentiments were
expressed and money was raised for allied as well as German causes.
Bloomfield was also home to one of the
largest armaments factories on the east coast, along with other
industries that supported the allied cause.
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.
Join us on October 24 as we return to the
Bloomfield of 1914–1919.
Saturday, November 4
Morris Canal Greenway in Bloomfield Hike
10:00 AM to 2:30 PM
On this three mile hike, conducted by Rich Rockwell
and Ron Rice, we'll explore the path of the Morris Canal through
Bloomfield using historic maps and photos, then take a bus ride for an
additional 2 miles stopping at the newly reclaimed section of the canal
at Oak Tree Lane. Space is limited - reservations are required. $5.00
donation requested to cover the cost of the bus and 20-page handout
with historic photos and color maps. To reserve a space, email MorrisCanal@gmail.com.
Sponsored by the Morris
Canal Greenway in Bloomfield Committee, Historical Society of
Bloomfield, and the Bloomfield Recreation Department