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Salon & Saloon Lecture: A Fighting Chance for the Children-The Pima County Preventorium
January 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm$5
Salon & Saloon Lecture:
A Fighting Chance for the Children-The Pima County Preventorium
Saturday, Jan. 16, 7 pm
$5 per person
Author Janolyn Lovecchio will discuss a forgotten part of Tucson’s tuberculosis epidemic – the Pima County Preventorium. From 1925-1945, Tucson’s community leaders worked together to save lives of children with active tuberculosis or at risk of developing tuberculosis. Located in the Tucson Mountains, the Pima County Preventorium was part of a national movement which worked to save children from developing tuberculosis by removing them from their families and placing then in institutions. Lovecchio’s articles have appeared in state and national history journals and have received awards from the Arizona Historical Society and Westerners International. (Photo of children participating in the daily morning flag ceremony at the Pima County Preventorium, courtesy of Janolyn Lovecchio)
This lecture will only be held virtually via ZOOM! Pre-registration is required to receive the Zoom link. CLICK HERE to register.
Special Thanks to Tucson Lifestyle for being the media sponsor for the Presidio Museum’s Salon & Saloon Lecture Series!