Richmond Theater Fire Lecture

  • 08/22/2015
  • 2:30 PM
  • Christ Church, 620 G Street SE Washington, DC 20003
  • 150


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If you are an adult, chances are that you can recall a tragic news story in your lifetime that you are not likely to ever forget.  For many in the early republic, that news item was the Richmond Theater Fire.  The December 26, 1811 tragedy claimed the lives of over 70 men, women, and children--including the Governor of Virginia--and yet few today are aware that it even happened.  Join us at historic Christ Church in Washington, DC to hear Meredith Henne Baker, author of the award-winning book, The Richmond Theater Fire: Early America's First Great Disaster, tell us the stories of tragedy and heroism of this often overlooked event.  There is no cost for this event.  Period attire is encouraged but not required.

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