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Methodist Archives Exhibit | Piety and Plague: Communal Responses to Epidemics

August 26, 2021 @ 8:00 am - December 22, 2021 @ 5:00 pm

Free | In-Person | No Registration Required

Curated by Candace Reilly and Becca Safi

We are living in a difficult time. Our lives have been uprooted by COVID-19, which has caused death, sickness, job loss, depression, anxiety, prejudice, and much more.

This exhibit intends to showcase that our time is not an anomaly. We are part of a history of epidemics that has ravaged the human population for thousands of years. The exhibit is organized into three factions of response to sickness.

The first grouping focuses on the medical reaction to disease, the second looks at the religious reception, and the third regards the different ways fears and anxieties of sickness shape our behavior and the culture around us. We hope you find this exhibit timely and take some comfort in how we fit into history.

To view the exhibit in person, you are welcome to come to the Drew University Methodist Archives from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. The exhibit will run from August 26-December 22, 2021.

If you would like to book a tour, please contact Candace Reilly at creilly1@drew.edu

If you are interested in an online version of the exhibit, then please use the following link which will take you to our OMEKA site: https://omeka.drew.edu/exhibits/show/pietyandplague.


August 26, 2021 @ 8:00 am
December 22, 2021 @ 5:00 pm
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