EDHS News and Updates

News and Updates

Event Announcements

Tickets Now Available for 100th Anniversary Commemoration Weekend

Chicago, Illinois -- Event tickets are now available for purchase for the Eastland Disaster 100th Anniversary Commemoration Weekend set for July 24-26, 2015 hosted by the Eastland Disaster Historical Society.

The commemoration weekend events will honor the victims, survivors, heroes, first responders, and all others involved in the Eastland Disaster. The weekend has also been strategically planned to bring families together, both immediate and extended families, with the hopes of new friendships and connections being built by meeting other Disaster-related families.

New Partnership with 88 Brand Partners to Reestablish the Eastland Disaster in Chicago

Chicago, Illinois -- EDHS is honored to announce a new partnership with 88 Brand Partners, a branding agency from Chicago.

With the 100-year anniversary in July fast approaching, 2015 is proving to be a critical year for EDHS and the history of the Eastland Disaster and Chicago. 88 Brand Partners understands and honors the impact that the Eastland Disaster has had on many generations of native Chicagoans. The agency has established Chicago roots, and EDHS is grateful for their willingness to help us share the stories of the victims, survivors and heroes of the Disaster with Chicago and the rest of the country.

The Chicago Trial That Never Was: The Eastland Disaster Criminal Retrial 2015

Chicago, Illinois -- No one was held accountable for the 844 lives that perished in the 1915 Eastland Disaster: "Not guilty" verdicts were returned on all charges in the criminal trial after the Disaster. Now, 100 years later, the (mock) criminal case is being reopened with new attorneys, a new judge, and new charges being brought against the defendants.

Promo Code for Advance Musical Tickets (Duluth) Available Exclusively Through EDHS

Chicago, Illinois -- The Eastland Disaster Historical Society recently was pleased to announce the return of the Lookingglass Theatre production of "Eastland: A New Musical." The award-winning musical will return to the stage through the Renegade Theater Company of Duluth, Minnesota (August 6-8, 13-15, and 20-22).

"Eastland: A New Musical" Will Return to Stage in Minnesota

Chicago, Illinois -- Audiences were surprised and moved in the summer of 2012 when the Lookingglass Theatre of Chicago debuted "Eastland: A New Musical." The musical was haunting, brave, and bold -- telling the important historical tale of Chicago's greatest loss-of-life tragedy: the Eastland Disaster.

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