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Eastland Disaster Tour App Launched by Chicago History Museum

Chicago, Illinois -- The Eastland Disaster Historical Society is excited to see the development and release of a new augmented reality app by the Chicago History Museum.

This mobile, interactive, digital tour will immerse you in the tragic events of the Eastland Disaster on July 24, 1915. More than 70 historic images capture the heroism and heartbreak of Chicago's greatest loss-of-life tragedy.

The app brings together a wealth of expertise from several organizations, and it blends today's captivating scenes along Chicago's riverfront with the incredible historical imagery of the Eastland Disaster found in the collections at CHM. The AR app now gives Chicago residents and visitors a new way to interact with the history of Chicago's greatest loss of life tragedy, right at the river's edge where the Eastland rolled over more than 100 years ago.

On Friday, October 21, 2016 at 12:15 pm at the northeast corner of LaSalle and Wacker, you are invited to join the Chicago History Museum's VP of Interpretation and Education, John Russick, as he guides you through that fateful day. No matter your familiarity with the Chicago River and the city's history, this experience will give you a completely new perspective of the river that winds through our city.  

The app is available for Android in the Google Play Store and iPhone on iTunes.


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