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Trolley Tour

Chicago’s On Fire

Sunday, April 7

Join CHM’s Megan Clark on this trolley tour to explore an event that forever changed Chicago’s built environment. Follow the Great Chicago Fire’s path of destruction from the site of the O’Leary barn to the Near North Side. Discover fire remnants, such as wooden streets and relief cottages.

$40, $30 members

Tours run about 3 hours. Meet at the Chicago History Museum.

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Memories of the Chicago Fire of 1871 by Julia Lemos, 1912. ICHi-062293
Chicago Fire aftermath, 1871.
Letter drawing by Justin (with his goat) of his Great Fire experiences, 1871. ICHi-063792
Fire broadside, 1871.

The Details



7 th

1:00 p.m.



$ 40

$30 Members

Event Location

Meet at the Chicago History Museum

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