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Remembering the Cocoanut Grove Fire w/ Author Stephanie Schorow

November 7, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Author Stephanie Schorow will explore the story of the Cocoanut Grove nightclub fire which took place in Boston in November of 1942 and took the lives of nearly 500 people, including many from central Massachusetts. There will be time for those who wish to share their stories of “the Grove.” Please join us for this moving, interactive event on the 75th anniversary of the fire.

WPI Professor Nicholas A. Dembsey has used the Cocoanut Grove fire as a case study in his fire modeling course, where students used modern fire modeling tools along with fire investigation data to simulate the fire as described by witnesses, he will present their findings.

Sponsored by the Worcester Historical Museum and the Friends of the Worcester Public Library.

Saxe Room


November 7, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Worcester Public Library
3 Salem Sq
Worcester, MA 01608 United States