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Educator Program

City on Fire Virtual Educator Open House

Tuesday, October 19

Join us for one of our exclusive educator-only virtual open house sessions for our newest exhibition, City on Fire: Chicago 1871, and hear from CHM assistant curator Julius L. Jones about its creation. Learn about virtual and on-site field trips, using the exhibition learning guide to enhance your classroom instruction, and more. Enjoy time to network with other educators and CHM staff!

1.5 PD hours. FREE, advance registration required.

We are monitoring the COVID situation, and if a program format changes, you will be notified no later than one week in advance with updated details. CHM requires all visitors over age 2 and staff to wear a mask while inside the Museum or on a tour. Learn more about the Museum’s safety policies and procedures.

View of the 1871 Chicago Fire at night under full moon. Lithograph by F. Sala & Co., c. 1871. CHM, ICHi-063773
Front view of a Chicago Fire Department fire marshall helmet used during the Chicago Fire of 1871. CHM, ICHi-064110
Harriet Jessie Peabody's doll, "Bessie," saved in the Great Fire, 1871. CHM, ICHi-064649
"Memories of the Chicago Fire of 1871" by Julia Lemos, 1912. CHM, ICHi-062293
Broadside regarding aid after the Great Chicago Fire, 1871. CHM, ICHi-020590

The Details



19 th

6:30–8:00 p.m.

Event Location


Chicago History Museum Sharing Chicago's Stories