EDHS founding family

About Us

The Eastland Disaster Historical Society (EDHS) was founded to create lasting legacies for the victims, survivors, heroes, and anyone affected by the tragedy.

The Founding of EDHS

The Eastland Disaster Historical Society (EDHS) is a charitable 501(c)(3) organization co-founded in 1998 by Susan Decker and Barbara Decker Wachholz, the granddaughters (and only grandchildren) of brave survivor Borghild Amelia Aanstad. Together with Susan and Barbara's mother, Jean Decker, and Barbara's husband, Ted Wachholz, these four were the EDHS founding family.

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