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Educator Program

City on Fire Teacher Seminar Series

Saturday, November 6

Saturdays, November 6 and 20
9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Gain new insights and perspectives on the Great Chicago Fire. This second session of our three-part educator series features a talk by CHM assistant curator Julius L. Jones about our newest exhibition, City on Fire: Chicago 1871. At the final session, CHM educators Heidi Moisan and Megan Clark will introduce gallery exploration tools, classroom resources, and virtual options to expand your classroom instruction. Join us for one or both the sessions!

3 PD hours per session. $25 per session


Attend Nov. 20 Only


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.

Letter drawing by Justin Butterfield (with his goat) of his Great Fire experiences, 1871. ICHi-063792
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
"Memories of the Chicago Fire of 1871" by Julia Lemos, 1912. CHM, ICHi-062293
Harriet Jessie Peabody's doll, "Bessie," saved in the Great Fire, 1871. CHM, ICHi-064649
Broadside regarding aid after the Great Chicago Fire, 1871. CHM, ICHi-020590

The Details



6 th

9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.



$ 25

Event Location

Chicago History Museum

1601 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60614

Attend Nov. 6 Only
Chicago History Museum Sharing Chicago's Stories