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Save the Date | The Great Chicago Fire Trivia Night @ The Hideout

Tuesday, October 19

While we were sheltered in place over the winter, teacher, writer, and public historian Paul Durica held trivia games with the Hideout over Zoom as part of their Rec Room series with Soup and Bread, which raised thousands of dollars for local food pantries thanks to the generous community.

With the help of the Chicago History Museum and The Newberry Library, Paul is bringing trivia to the Hideout patio every third Tuesday of the month! CHM assistant curator Julius L. Jones will serve as quizmaster for a round of questions on the history of the Great Chicago Fire. Tickets are priced on a sliding scale, and all proceeds benefit different mutual aid funds each month.

21+. Please arrive with your e-ticket ready on your phone at full brightness for door staff to scan. Door staff will also check ID and vaccination card. Please have these ready when you arrive.

Seating is available for all guests but we do not reserve tables. Please seat yourself upon entry.

Tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable. Please review your order carefully before confirming.






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Paul Durica of the Newberry Library
CHM assistant curator Julius L. Jones
"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
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

The Details



19 th

6:00–9:00 p.m.

Event Location

The Hideout

1354 West Wabansia Ave, Chicago, IL 60642

Ticketing link to come
Chicago History Museum Sharing Chicago's Stories