A new exhibit opening on April 7 at the Boston Athenæum explores the impact of the Great Boston Fire of 1872. The blaze burned for 12 hours, burning down nearly 800 buildings and causing billions of dollars in damage in today’s figures.

Boston historian and author Anthony Sammarco and Christina Michelon, associate curator of special collections at the Boston Athenæum joined us to talk about the fire and the exhibit called “Revisiting the Ruins: The Great Boston Fire of 1872”

You can listen to the interview and read the transcript here.