EDHS News and Updates

News and Updates

Press and Media Releases

Sidley Austin LLP as Lead Sponsor for Historic Event

Chicago, Illinois -- The Eastland Disaster Historical Society is honored to announce Sidley Austin LLP as the lead sponsor for its summer fundraising event, "The Chicago Trial That Never Was: The Eastland Disaster Criminal Retrial."

Rebrand Prepares for Next 100 Years

Chicago, Illinois -- To help better position the Eastland Disaster Historical Society for the next 100 years, EDHS has partnered with Chicago design firm 88 Brand Partners to improve our brand and messaging. Working together with eyes on the future while remaining engaged with the past, the partnership resulted in a transformative rebranding experience for EDHS.


General Admission Tickets to 'The Chicago Trial That Never Was' Fundraiser Now Available

Chicago, Illinois -- General admission tickets to "The Chicago Trial That Never Was: The Eastland Disaster Criminal Retrial 2015" fundraising event are now available for purchase.

This unique, historic, and educational fundraising event will take place at the Harold Washington Library Center in Chicago on Thursday, June 18 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Profits from the fundraiser will equip EDHS to provide deeper research and preserve the legacies of all involved in Chicago's greatest loss-of-life tragedy -- ultimately sharing these findings with the public.


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.


Second Discovery of Eastland Disaster Archived Film Located by NIU Graduate

Chicago, Illinois – A second local college graduate has located more digitized video from the Eastland Disaster. This new discovery comes on the heels of the February 5th discovery of the first known archived film footage of the tragedy.


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