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Members’ Opening Commemoration | City on Fire: Chicago 1871

Wednesday, October 13

Members and Historical Alliance are invited to celebrate our newest exhibition, City on Fire: Chicago 1871. Museum staff will be on hand to answer your questions, and the exhibition curator, Julius L. Jones, will present on the process of creation and installation. This exclusive event should not be missed!

There will be signage at the Museum to guide you, but we highly recommend reading our updated safety guidelines prior to your visit. Although the city of Chicago has moved into Phase 5 of its reopening plan and the CDC has updated guidance regarding mask mandates for fully vaccinated people, CHM will continue to require all visitors over age 2 and staff to wear a mask while inside the Museum. As vaccinations continue, we will evaluate and update policies.

Not yet a CHM member or part of the Historical Alliance? It’s easy to join!

Members and Historical Alliance should sign into their online accounts before reserving tickets. If you have any questions, please contact individual giving and annual fund manager Lauren Wissbaum at [email protected]

View of the 1871 Chicago Fire at night under full moon. Lithograph by F. Sala & Co., c. 1871. CHM, ICHi-063773
Broadside regarding aid after the Great Chicago Fire, 1871. CHM, ICHi-020590
"Memories of the Chicago Fire of 1871" by Julia Lemos, 1912. CHM, ICHi-062293

The Details



13 th

6:00–8:00 p.m.

Event Location

Chicago History Museum

1601 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60614

Chicago History Museum Sharing Chicago's Stories