6/27/2019 5:30pm: Hartford Circus Fire Reception with Stewart O’Nan @ Hartford Public Library


Hartford Circus Fire Reception with Stewart O’Nan

Meet Stewart O’Nan, the author of The Circus Fire: A True Story of an American Tragedy, at the Hartford Circus Fire Remembrance Reception to benefit the libraryLimited number of tickets available. Light refreshments will be served.

Event Details:
Remembrance Reception
Thursday, June 27, 2019
5:30-6:30 PM
Hartford History Center
(3rd Floor, Downtown Library)

Public program, 7:00-8:00 PM,
in the Center for Contemporary Culture

Join us for a conversation about the Hartford Circus Fire with author Stewart O’Nan, HPL CEO Bridget Quinn-Carey, and survivor Nancy R. Savin following the reception. This event will be held from 7-8 pm in the Center for Contemporary Culture and is free and open to the public.


The Circus Fire book will be available for sale and signing following the public event.

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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.