ROCHELLE — A little history, with plenty of heat, will entertain those going on the June 14 Flagg Township Museum walk.
Retired Rochelle Fire Chief Tom McDermott noted that before the Great Chicago Fire in 1871 Rochelle had suffered three major fires. McDermott will talk about fires from ‘bucket brigades’ to fire engines as he cuts through the smokey haze history of the city with fire.
“No matter how many times you have enjoyed the walking tour, this time will be different,“ McDermott said.
You can join the walk and learn facts you have never heard before at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, June 14. Walks are part of Second Friday activities in downtown Rochelle and are free, with a freewill donation taken at the end.
July’s walk will be July 12 and will be led by Steve Frank, who will focus on historical and interesting houses in the downtown area.
The Flagg Township Museum is located at Sixth Street and Fourth Avenue in downtown Rochelle.