Barbara Selletti Speaks about Lazaretto at the Furness Library

U.S. Aviation School organized an Air Squadron in Essington at the Lazaretto in March 1917 in preparation for a possible war in Europe.
On Monday, June 12, 2017, local historian Barbara Selletti will be speaking about the Lazaretto, the oldest quarantine hospital, and last surviving example of its type in the United States.

The Lazaretto was built by the newly created Board of Health following the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793 that killed off one tenth of Philadelphia's population. Later it became home to the Philadelphia Athletic Club, then a flight school during World War I, and then a seaplane base.

Barbara Selletti will paint a vivid picture of Lazaretto’s long and fascinating history.

The program is free and open to the public: Monday, June 12 at the Helen Kate Furness Library on Providence Road in Wallingford, and starts at 7:30.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Known as the “Lazaretto Lady,” Barbara Selletti is a local historian, genealogist and Neumann University librarian. She and her husband, Tony, were instrumental in the effort to save and restore the Lazaretto.

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