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Burke Historical Society Presents: The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire
Burke Historical Society Lecture Series.
Mary Lipsey will discuss the 1911 fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in Greenwich Village, Manhattan that killed 146 garment workers, galvanizing reforms in occupational safety and workers’ rights. The fire, which took place on Saturday, March 25, 1911, was the deadliest industrial disaster in the history of the city, and one of the deadliest in U.S. history. The fire caused the deaths of 146 garment workers – 123 women and girls and 23 men – who died from the fire, smoke inhalation, or falling or jumping to their deaths. Most of the victims were recent Italian or Jewish immigrant women and girls aged 14 to 23.
This program is appropriate for ages 13 & Up
Related LibGuide: Fairfax County History by Fairfax County Public Library (Admin)
- Sunday, April 23, 2023
- 3:00pm - 4:30pm
- Pohick Meeting Room 1, Pohick Meeting Room 2
- Library Branch:
- Pohick Regional Library
- History/Culture Presentation\Performance
- Adults Older Adults Teens