EDHS News and Updates

News and Updates

Press and Media Releases

EDHS Partners with Loop North News

Chicago, Illinois -- The Eastland Disaster Historical Society is excited to announce a new partnership with Loop North News, the premiere agency in Chicago that delivers (to your electronic inbox and smartphone) the latest and greatest news and other happenings in the Chicago Loop and the Near North Side. Our Eastland Disaster newsfeed will now be featured in the weekly publication of Loop North News, along with the many other news items of interest that appear regularly.


New Eastland Disaster Fiction Book Released: "Protecting Paige"

Chicago, IL -- Many of you had the opportunity to meet and listen to the 12 authors/artists that assembled during last year's 100th Anniversary Commemoration weekend. Today we are pleased to announce that author Deby Eisenberg (pictured left with EDHS co-founder Barbara Decker Wachholz) has now joined this list of talented writers who have created a work that includes the Eastland Disaster.


"Streetwise" Lists 100th Anniversary Commemoration in Top 10 Events of 2015

EDHS is excited to announce a second award: The Eastland Disaster 100th Anniversary Commemoration Weekend was named by Streetwise Magazine as one of its Top 10 Events in Chicago during 2015.

"The 844" Commemorative Beer Released in Honor of 100th Anniversary of Eastland Disaster

The Eastland Disaster Historical Society (EDHS) announces the release of “The 844,” a commemorative beer brewed by Ale Syndicate Brewers for the 100th anniversary of the Eastland Disaster and will be distributed by Lakeshore Beverage.

Jury Split in Eastland Disaster Retrial

Chicago, Illinois -- The Eastland Disaster Historical Society hosted the mock retrial fundraising event "The Chicago Trial That Never Was" last Thursday, June 18 at the Harold Washington Library Center. Proceeds from the fundraiser benefitted EDHS as the organization strives to support the historical research and preservation of the history of the Eastland Disaster – Chicago’s greatest loss-of-life tragedy.

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