I have a seven-year-old great-niece with a big name: AnnMarie Florence Czerwinski. I call her Floey for short, and you know what? She kinda likes it. Here’s Floey now with a guest blog post about our visit to the Chicago History Museum last Friday.
The Great Chicago Fire: Chicago is Burning!
By AnnMarie Czerwinski
Last Friday, October 11th, I went to the Chicago Historical Museum and learned about the Chicago Fire. I went with my Aunt Beth and my mom and my brother.
It was my job to help my aunt Beth, who is blind. I did this by leading her around and read her things that were in the museum. So, I will tell you what I learned.
The Great Chicago Fire all began in 1871. Here’s how it began: In Chicago, there was an Irish neighborhood. In that neighborhood, there was this Irish lady named Mrs. O’Leary. She had a cow to sell. One of her friends smoked a lot and probably dropped a cigar on the grass. Then the grass caught on fire and that’s what we think caused the Great Chicago Fire.
Floey is returning this Saturday to join a friend and me for a New World Symphony concert at the Harris Theatre in Chicago’s Millennium Park and a slumber party afterwards. Sorry this blog post is so short: gotta go lie down for a nap to prepare.