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Hartford Circus Fire (1944)

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  • Book Talk To Commemorate 70th Anniversary Of Hartford Circus Fire

    The tragic Hartford circus fire on July 6, 1944, has left behind embers of mystery and intrigue. It is a source of fascination for many, including writers Stewart O'Nan and Michael Skidgell.
  • Big Book Getaway Luncheon Presents Author Chris Bohjalian

    Big Book Getaway Luncheon Presents Author Chris Bohjalian
    Highlights The Big Book Getaway Blockbuster Summer Reading Series will present the second of four luncheons at the Bee and Thistle Inn, 100 Lyme St., Old Lyme, featuring bestselling novelist Chris Bohjalian on Saturday, July 12, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m....

    Devastating Circus Fire Sparked Push For Safety

    The pain of losing so many loved ones, so suddenly and tragically, remains the chief legacy of the Hartford Circus Fire that happened 70 years ago this afternoon. To those who were there and survived, and to those who lost friends, neighbors and...

    Hartford Circus Fire: Day Of Panic, Heroes

    Hartford Circus Fire: Day Of Panic, Heroes
    It was Hartford's 9/11, an ordinary day that turned into a horrid tragedy in a matter of minutes, and haunts us still. Sunday is the 70th anniversary of the Hartford Circus Fire, the "Day The Clowns Cried," the day the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey...

    Circus Fire At 70: A Closer Look

    The Hartford Circus Fire — 70th Anniversary Commemoration July 6, 2 p.m. at The Mark Twain House & Museum, 351 Farmington Avenue, Hartford. Authors Stewart O'Nan, "The Circus Fire: A True Story of an American Tragedy," and Mike Skidgell, "The...