Evening Sessions: The Great Saginaw Fire of 1893

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Educational, Lectures

Age Group:

Adults
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The Evening Sessions

Join us on Zoom for this virtual program! The Evening Sessions is a monthly adult program series featuring a fun and engaging mix of presentations, lectures, workshops, demonstrations, author visits, and performances on topics covering the arts, culture, history, science, and more!

The Great Saginaw Fire of 1893

Join Tom Trombley, Vice President and Chief Historian at the Castle Museum of Saginaw County to learn about The Great Saginaw Fire of 1893.  On May 20, 1893, a fire destroyed over 250 homes in Saginaw leaving behind block after block of crumbling foundations and ashes. Local tradition holds that the community refused all outside assistance and made a quick, almost phoenix-like, recovery from the disaster. In 2011 the Castle Museum’s archaeologist and volunteers excavated the basement of a house destroyed in the conflagration and revealed a very different story. In fact, Saginaw had a declining population and was struggling economically and it would take at least 10 years for the neighborhood to be completely rebuilt.

How to Attend

This program will be held virtually via Zoom and live streamed on our Facebook page. Registration is required and limited to 100 devices. Please only register one seat per family. The Zoom link will be emailed before the program.

Saginaw Fire Evening Sessions

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