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Educator Program

City on Fire Teacher Seminar Series

Saturday, November 20

Gain new insights and perspectives on the Great Chicago Fire. At this final session of our three-part educator series about our newest exhibition, City on Fire: Chicago 1871, CHM educators Heidi Moisan and Megan Clark will introduce gallery exploration tools, classroom resources, and virtual options to expand your classroom instruction. We look forward to seeing you!

3 PD hours


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



20 th

9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.



$ 25

Event Location

Chicago History Museum

1601 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60614

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