Author Discusses1942 Cocoanut Grove Fire Tonight
Lynnfield Historical Society welcomes Stephanie Schorow, tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Old Meeting House.
The following was provided by Ruth McMahon of the Lynnfield Historical Society:
The Lynnfield Historical Society will present a program titled “The Cocoanut Grove Fire” at its upcoming meeting, on Tuesday, February 19. Its guest speaker will be Stephanie Schorow, a journalist and author.
Schorow, an experienced journalist and Boston transplant, was for many years the lifestyles editor for the Boston Herald. She has taught writing for the adult education division of Emerson College and for the Cambridge Center for Adult Education. She is the author of six books, including “Boston on Fire: A History of Fires and Firefighting in Boston” and “The Cocoanut Grove Fire”. She also serves as the Vice President of the Board of the Boston Fire Historical Society, an organization which acts to preserve Boston’s fire history.
The infamous Cocoanut Grove fire of late November, 1942, remains the 2nd deadliest fire in U.S. history, claiming 492 lives. Its occurrence led to the implementation of fire prevention safety standards as well as changes in treatment protocols for burn victims.
The meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 19 at 7:30 pm in the 1714 Meeting House. The public is welcomed.