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The Great Chicago Fire of 1871 (2013)

Aurora Regional Fire Museum

Thursday, October 10, 2013 at 7:00 PM (CDT)

Aurora, IL

The Great Chicago Fire of 1871 (2013)

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Sunday, October 8, 1871 at 8:30 pm in a barn behind the O’Leary home on West DeKoven Street (just south/west of downtown), a cow, a spark, and an unfortunate series of events would set the stage for one of the greatest disasters in American history. Although no one knows the actual cause of the fire, it is a popular story to think that Mrs. O’Leary’s cow kicked over a lantern in her wood barn. Did the cow do it? Was the Water Tower the only building to have survived? What was so “great” about the Chicago Fire?

David Lewis, Curator of the Aurora Regional Fire Museum, and a nationaly recognized historian on the Great Chicago Fire will present a lively forty-five minute discussion/multi-media presentation on the history of the Great Chicago Fire. Following the program the audience will have an opportunity to see artifacts that survived the Great Chicago Fire and get a sneak peek at the museum's new proposed Chicago Fire exhbit.

Doors open at 6:30pm, program begins at 7:00. This e
vent is FREE with your admission to the Aurora Regional Fire Museum - but seating is limited, and reservations are required.



The Aurora Regional Fire Museum is located at the corner of New York and Broadway (Rt 25). Free parking is located behind the museum building accessible from N. LaSalle Street. For more information see:


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Aurora Regional Fire Museum
53 N Broadway St
Aurora, IL 60505

Thursday, October 10, 2013 at 7:00 PM (CDT)

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Aurora Regional Fire Museum

The Aurora Regional Fire Museum is a non-profit, tax exempt, 501(c)3 educational museum whose purpose is to preserve and exhibit the artifacts and history of firefighter in Aurora and the surrounding area, as well as teach and promote fire safety and prevention,

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