The Great Chicago Fire: A Phoenix from the Ashes

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Lockport Branch
Meeting Room A/B

Event Details

In October 1871, the city of Chicago burned for 2 days, destroying thousands of buildings, and killing an estimated 300 people. To commemorate the 150th anniversary of The Great Chicago Fire, join historian Terry Lynch as he portrays Patrick O'Leary, the husband of Catherine O'Leary, and discusses theories as to the cause of the fire and its aftermath.  

This program will be offered "in person" at the Lockport Branch Library, and will also be offered simultaneously as a virtual program via a Zoom Webinar. Please register on our event calendar to attend at the Library.

Register in advance for this webinar:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Terry Lynch has presented his historical portrayals at numerous school, library, and historical society events nationwide for over 10 years.  Website:

Event Type(s): Educational/How To
Age Group(s): Adults, Seniors, Teens
Presenter: Terry Lynch
Deborah Lullo
(815) 552-4260

Register For Event



You must log in to register for this event.
Oops! - There was a problem in authenticating your card:

Registration is closed