When:
Thursday, Nov 10, 2022 6:00p -
7:00p

Where:
Massachusetts Historical Society
1154 Boyleston St
Boston, MA 02215

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Admission:
$10

Categories:
History, Lectures & Conferences, Virtual

Event website:
https://www.masshist.org/events/great-boston-fire-inferno-nearly-incinerated-city

This is a hybrid event. In person, $10 per person fee, no charge for MHS Members, EBT Cardholders, or virtual guests. The in-person reception starts at 5:30 and the program will begin at 6:00.


For two days in November, 1872, a massive fire swept through Boston, leaving the downtown in ruins and the population traumatized. Coming barely a year after the infamous Chicago fire, Boston’s inferno turned out to be one of the most expensive fires per acre in US history. Yet today few are aware of how close Boston came to destruction. Boston author Stephanie Schorow masterfully recounts the fire’s history from the foolish decisions that precipitated it to the heroics of firefighters who fought it. Illustrated with period artwork and photographs and published just before the fire’s 150th anniversary, The Great Boston Fire captures the drama of a life-and-death battle in the heart of the city.

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