History Highlights Gallery Tour
Monday, October 22
Led by a volunteer gallery interpreter, this 30-minute tour of our permanent exhibition Chicago: Crossroads of America explores a specific aspect of Chicago’s history.
Burn the Old Town Down
Traditionally understood as the turning point of Chicago’s early history, the Great Fire of 1871 cemented the reputation of the rising metropolis as a place of opportunity, renewal, and future promise. Volunteer Mike Johnson delves into the details of what was perhaps the most transformative event in Chicago’s history.
FREE with admission; no reservations needed.