July 6, 2pm: The Hartford Circus Fire – 70th Anniversary Commemoration

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The Hartford Circus Fire – 70th Anniversary Commemoration

Sunday, July 6, 2:00 p.m.

On July 6th, 1944, happy families descended on Barbour Street in Hartford for the Ringling Brothers, Barnum & Bailey Circus. When the big top went up in flames, 700 people were injured and almost 170 people lost their lives. Authors Stewart O’Nan (“The Circus Fire: A True Story of an American Tragedy”) and Mike Skidgell (the just-published “The Hartford Circus Fire: Tragedy Under the Big Top”) join us to discuss their books on the largest circus fire tragedy in American history.

Presented in partnership with the Hartford Courant and the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center.

Followed by a book sale and signing.

This is a free event, but reservations are recommended. Call (860) 280-3130 or click here.

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