Salon & Saloon Lecture: A Fighting Chance for the Children-The Pima County Preventorium
January 16, 2021 @ 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
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.
This lecture will be held live on the Territorial Patio at the Presidio Museum. You may attend in person and pay your fee at the Presidio Museum. Or, you may watch this lecture on ZOOM! Pre-registration is required to receive the Zoom link. Check back when it gets closer to the lecture for a registration link.