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Twin Disasters

September 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDT

Join us for an informative discussion about the 150th anniversary of the Great Chicago Fire and the Peshtigo Fire.

Western Springs’ Deputy Fire Chief is moderating a discussion between a historian at the Peshtigo Fire Museum, and a curator from the Chicago History Museum.

We’re doing both fires because while the Great Chicago Fire is better known, the Peshtigo Fire happened on the same day and is considered the deadliest wildfire in recorded history. Over 1,500 people lost their lives and 1.2 million acres of land were destroyed.

Wisconsin’s Marinette County Libraries (including Peshtigo) are collaborating with us, making this Westchester’s first inter-state program.

Register at today!


September 28
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDT
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