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Family Event | Fire in Boomtown

Saturday, June 18

Join musicians and storytellers Amy Lowe and Megan Wells-Shunk for a musical mix of commentary, theater, and history as they recount the story of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. Hear about the resiliency of Chicagoans as they rebuilt and recovered following the losses from the tragic fire. Be sure to visit our exhibition City on Fire: Chicago 1871 while you’re here!

Free with general admission; reservations not required.

View of the Chicago Fire of 1871 at night under full moon, Chicago, Illinois.
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

Saturday

June

18 th

1:00–1:45 p.m.

Event Location

Chicago History Museum

Chicago History Museum Sharing Chicago's Stories
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