Bring the Story of the Eastland Disaster Home

Past Public Programs

Bring the story of the Eastland Disaster to your local community -- library, senior center, historical society, church, or other organization. EDHS presents a professional, engaging program full of personal stories, photos, videos, and other information.

The Eastland Disaster Historical Society is committed to the ongoing work of telling the stories of the people whose lives were forever touched by the Eastland Disaster. Many people in Chicagoland are unaware of Chicago's greatest loss-of-life tragedy and the impact it had on local families and businesses, many of which are still in the area

EDHS loves to talk with local communities and share the stories of the victims, survivors, and responders of the Eastland Disaster. We have a professional presentation that's packed with information, visuals, and next steps for people wanting to learn more. If you're interested in bringing our program to your local library, senior center, historical society, church, or other organization, please contact us at

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Recent Past Presentations

Sponsor / Location Details
Chicago Genealogical Society
(Newberry Library)
Sat, May 4, 2019
Clarinda Cady Questers, Inverness (private program) Tue, Apr 16, 2019
Geneva Public Library Thu, Aug 16, 2018
Patty Turner Center
(Deerfield Senior Center)
Tue, Apr 3, 2018
Inverness Questers (private program) Wed, Oct 25, 2017
Glen Ellyn Historical Society Tue, Aug 29, 2017
Wauconda Area Public Library Tue, Jul 25, 2017
Christ Lutheran Church, Palatine Sun, Jun 11, 2017
Vernon Area Public Library Thu, Mar 23, 2017
St. Charles Public Library Thu, Mar 16, 2017
Chicago History Museum (private program) Sat, Feb 4, 2017
St. Elizabeth Seton Seniors Group (private program) Tue, Oct 4, 2016
Riverside Public Library Tue, Sep 27, 2016
Co-sponsored by Helen Plum Library, Lombard Historical Society, Glen Ellyn Historical Society (program at library) Wed, Sep 7, 2016
Morton Grove Public Library Sat, Aug 6, 2016
Arlington Heights Memorial Library Thu, Jul 28, 2016
Niles Public Library Sun, Jul 17, 2016
Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Historical Society Thu, Apr 14, 2016
Bloomington Public Library Sun, Mar 6, 2016
(Earl Gallas presenting)
Elmhurst Public Library Tue, Feb 23, 2016
Dundee Public Library Sun, Nov 15, 2015
Glenview Public Library Tue, Nov 3, 2015
Phase 3 (private) Thu, Oct 29, 2015
Torske Klub (private) Sat, Oct 10, 2015
Algonquin Public Library Wed, Sep 30, 2015
Eisenhower Public Library, Harwood Heights Thu, Oct 1, 2015
DuPage County Genealogical Society
DuPage County Historical Museum
Fountaindale Genealogy Club
Wed, Sep 16, 2015
Brookfield Public Library Tue, Aug 25, 2015
Fremont Library, Mundelein Wed, Aug 5, 2015p
Palatine Public Library Tue, Aug 4, 2015
Glen Ellyn Public Library Thu, Jul 30, 2015
Mount Prospect Public Library Tue, Jul 28, 2015
Sidley Austin Fri, Jul 17, 2015
Wheaton Public Library Tue, Jul 14, 2015
Chicago History Museum Sun, Jul 12, 2015
Tinley Park Public Library Wed, Jul 8, 2015
Indian Prairie Public Library, Darien Wed, Jul 1, 2015
Cicero Public Library Sat, Jun 27, 2015
Warren-Newport Public Library, Gurnee Wed, Jun 24, 2015
Chicago Harbor Safety Committee Wed, Jun 17, 2015
Lansing Public Library Thu, Jun 11, 2015
Chicago Tour-Guide Professionals Association Mon, Jun 8, 2015
Lemont Area Historical Society Fri, May 15, 2015
Carol Stream Public Library Tue, May 12, 2015
Fire Museum of Greater Chicago, Fire Academy Sat, May 2, 2015
Thomas Ford Memorial Library, Western Springs Wed, Apr 8, 2015
North Riverside Public Library Wed, Mar 18, 2015
Great Lakes Shipwreck Conference, Milwaukee Fri, Mar 13, 2015
Chicago Tax Club Mon, Feb 23, 2015
Riverside Township Hall Sun, Feb 22, 2015
International Shipmasters Association, Chicago Wed, Feb 11, 2015
Bloomingdale Public Library Tue, Feb 3, 2015
Bohemian Lawyers Association, Cicero Thu, Jan 22, 2015
Worth Public Library District Sat, Oct 11, 2014

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