EDHS News and Updates

News and Updates

Help EDHS Ensure History Doesn't Repeat Itself

Why should you make an end of the year gift investment in the Eastland Disaster Historical Society? Because we believe that even ordinary people need to win a place in history, and that is what we are fighting hard to do.

From the Executive Director: Preserve Your Family's Legacy Today

Season’s greetings! We are thrilled to have you with us as we head into our 19th year of serving you and the public across the country, and now even around the world. We are wrapping up our strongest year of results yet, and we are building the organization to deliver even more value to you in the years to follow.

"Survivor Story": Jennie Turbov

Chicago, Illinois -- Jennie Turbov began working for the Western Electric Company on 22nd Street when she was very young, and was a forelady. She was 19 years old when she boarded the S.S. Eastland for the company picnic and excursion.

"Survivor Story": Joseph Suerth

Chicago, Illinois -- Joseph A. Suerth, 16, and his father Nicholas were on the top deck of the Eastland. Joe stayed on deck with a friend while his dad went below. Unable to swim, Joe went to the high side of the Eastland when it started to list. He climbed over the railing and onto the hull as the Eastland capsized, barely getting his pants' legs wet.

The Chicago Cubs and Their Connection to the Eastland Disaster

Chicago, Illinois -- Congratulations to the Chicago Cubs, their entire organization, and Cubs' fans wherever they are (including those no longer with us)! What an epic Game 7 battle that truly epitomizes the "never say never" and "we don't care 'bout no stinkin' goat" character of this team.

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