To mark the 100th year anniversary of Philadelphia’s deadly Spanish flu epidemic, the Catholic Historical Research Center of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia (CHRC) is hosting an opening reception for its new exhibit “The Spanish Lady in the City of Brotherly Love: The Archdiocese of Philadelphia and the Influenza Pandemic of 1918-1919.”

The reception will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 3 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the CHRC, located at 6740 Roosevelt Blvd. in Philadelphia. The building entrance and free parking lot is located at 6745 Calvert Street.

The exhibit examines the effect of the flu on the city and the work by the nuns and seminarians to help combat it.

The event will included a behind-the-scenes tour of the CHRC’s new location and a reception, with drinks and hors d’oeuvres.

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For more information, contact the CHRC at 215-904-8149, or