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Love Under Fire: Bertha and Potter Palmer

Event Type: Film Screening
Date: 6/20/2013
Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 9:00 PM
Description:
 Meet River Forest filmmakers Eric Anderson and Amelia Dellos and see the documentary film, "Love Under Fire: Bertha and Potter Palmer." This young married couple lost nearly everything they owned in the Great Chicago Fire in 1871, yet they stayed in the city, determined to help re-build Chicago. Potter Palmer founded Marshall Fields department store and built the Palmer House Hotel.

Bertha Palmer was most famous for her role of President of the Board of Lady Managers of The Columbian Exposition for the 1893 Chicago World's Fair. Together, Bertha and Potter began collecting art and started the foundation of the Art Institute of Chicago's Impressionist collection.
Library: Oak Park Public Library Main Branch
Location: Second Floor - Veterans Room
Contact: Adult & Teen Services
Contact Number: 708.452.3440