EDHS News and Updates

News and Updates

Event Announcements

88 Brand Partners Honored by Eastland Disaster Historical Society for Preserving Chicago History

Chicago, Illinois -- The Eastland Disaster Historical Society (EDHS) recognized the exceptional work of 88 Brand Partners, a local advertising and branding agency located in historical Printers Row, at an event held on May 12, 2016 at the McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum downtown. During the event, descendants of Eastland Disaster survivors and victims shared stories of their families’ struggles on that tragic day in 1915.

EDHS Announces Plans to Commemorate 101st Anniversary

Chicago, Illinois -- For the 17th consecutive summer, the Eastland Disaster Historical Society will be hosting the official anniversary commemoration for Chicago's greatest loss-of-life tragedy. Whether you have joined us in previous years or are considering attending for your first time, all are welcome to participate.

EDHS Announces Upcoming Members Only Event

Chicago, Illinois -- We are pleased to announce an exciting event that we will be hosting that is open to our valued members only! This first ever members only event -- the Recognition Reception for 88 Brand Partners -- will be held Thursday, May 12, from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum.


We recently published a recap of the 100th anniversary weekend. This detailed report was prepared to provide an overview of all of the events and activities that took place. It was written as a benefit to all, particularly those who were not able to attend. While the recap was thorough, it stopped short of expressing many of the highlights of the weekend. With this in mind, EDHS Executive Director Ted Wachholz shares his list of the Top 10 Personal Highlights from the 100th anniversary weekend.

Recap of the Eastland Disaster's 100th Anniversary Commemoration Weekend

Chicago, Illinois -- The Eastland Disaster Historical Society graciously hosted the Eastland Disaster's 100th Anniversary Commemoration Weekend this past July 24-26. Our plans for the weekend were thoughtfully made to ensure that families – from across the world – were connected to other families, and also to the history of the Eastland Disaster. Our plans were also made with our seniors and out-of-town guests in mind; we ensured that all events were within a very short (one block) walk of the site of the tragedy on the Chicago River. The only thing left to chance was the weather. Fortunately, we were blessed with beautiful weather throughout the entire weekend.

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