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The Great Fire of Petersburg – Book Signing & Author Talk

The Great Fire of Petersburg – Book Signing & Author Talk

July 16, 2018
7:00pm - 9:00pm

The Exchange Building
15-19 W. Bank Street
Petersburg, VA 23803
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Did you know that on this date in 1815 a fire began in a small stable and after only a few hours 2/3 of Petersburg lay in ruins?  The wind blowing off of the Appomattox River helped to spread the fire and 500+ homes were destroyed.  Author Tamara Eastman will tell this harrowing story about what the City was like before the fire and how it was rebuilt. The event will be in the Exchange Building, so come and see how it has been rehabilitated.

FREE

(804) 733-2396
https://www.facebook.com/petersburgpreservationtaskforce/

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