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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Food for Thought: Our Lady of the Angels -- for Seniors

12:30 PM - 02:30 PM

Park Ridge Park District Centennial Activity Center
100 S. Western Ave.
Park Ridge, IL , 60068

847-692-3597


The Our Lady of the Angels School fire broke out shortly before classes were to be dismissed on Monday, December 1, 1958. A total of 92 pupils and 3 nuns lost their lives to the fire. Join historian Jim Gibbons as he respectfully revisits this tragedy that changed fire codes in the US. ------- Please register in advance. FEE is $17 Member/$19 Guest.

The Our Lady of the Angels School fire broke out shortly before classes were to be dismissed on Monday, December 1, 1958, in the basement near the foot of a stairway in the Our Lady of the Angels School in Chicago, Illinois.

The elementary school was operated by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago and had an enrollment of approximately 1,600 students. A total of 92 pupils and 3 nuns ultimately lost their lives when smoke, heat, fire, and toxic gasses cut off their normal means of escape through corridors and stairways.

Join historian Jim Gibbons as he respectfully revisits this tragedy that changed fire codes in the U.S. -- Wednesday, December 16 from 12:30 to 2:30 pm.

Lunch will be catered.

Fee is $17 Member/$19 Guest.

Please register in advance.

Contact the Centennial Activity Center at 847-692-3597 for more information.

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