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“City on Fire: Chicago 1871”

Things to do Chicago History Museum , Lincoln Park Until Friday December 31 2021
Illustration of a bird's-eye view of the city of Chicago on fire during the Fire of 1871
Courtesy Chicago History Museum

Time Out says

The Chicago History Museum commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, exploring how the tragic event transpired and how it changed the city for decades to come. The family-friendly exhibition examines the details of the three-day blaze, exploring how the Irish immigrant O’Leary family was blamed for the fire and tracing the path of destruction (and 100,000 homeless residents) that the incident left in its wake. Featuring more than 100 artifacts from the museum's collection—including items that were damaged in the fire—"City on Fire: Chicago 1871" also showcases a reproduction of a cyclorama painting depicting the fire's path that was originally displayed at the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893.

By: Written by Time Out. Paid for by Chicago History Museum


Venue name: Chicago History Museum
Address: 1601 N Clark St
Cross street: at North Ave
Transport: El: Brown,Purple (rush hrs) to Sedgwick. Bus: 22, 36, 72, 73.
Price: Included in museum admission

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