This Thursday, Oct. 11, 4-6 p.m., the Department of History will co-sponsor a program that commemorates the 70th anniversary of the opening of the Central Carolina Convalescent Hospital,. This polio hospital opened on October 11, 1948, after just three months of fundraising and construction.
The program, at 710 Huffine Mill Road, will include speakers who experienced the epidemic and an exhibition about the site’s history. Refreshments are provided. RSVP at go.uncg.edu/poliohospital.
More information is at the Facebook page.
Photo credit: Carol W. Martin/Greensboro History Museum Collection