On Nov. 28, 1942, fire swept through the Cocoanut Grove nightclub in Boston, leaving nearly 500 people dead and injuring hundreds more.
Fire buffs still debate its true cause; lawyers, doctors, and building contractors continue to work under its impact.
The true story of the Cocoanut Grove is its devastating effect on the hundreds of individuals who were caught in a maelstrom of heat, smoke, panic, and pain—individuals out for a night of fun who were doomed by greed and thoughtlessness
Stephanie Schorow, author, co-author or editor of seven books on Boston history, including The Cocoanut Grove Fire and Boston on Fire will speak on the history of the club and the fire also will examine some of the new developments.
She is program director of the Master of Arts in Professional Writing (MAPW) program at Regis College in Weston, Massachusetts.