Jim Gibbons: The Chicago Iroquois Theater Fire

  • When Oct 17, 2022 from 06:00 PM to 07:00 PM (US/Central / UTC-500)
  • Where In person Program
  • Contact Phone 708-371-4090
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Historian Jim Gibbons returns to the Crestwood Library to discuss the tragedy of the Iroquois Theater fire that took place on December 30th, 1903. Gibbons will explain how through mass panic, ignoring fire safety codes, and blocked exits, over 600 people would perish. Gibbons will also share details about the structure of the theater building and events that took place before, during, and after the deadliest theater fire and single building fire in the history of Chicago and the United States. In person program. Monday, October 17th, 6:00 pm.