EDHS News and Updates

News and Updates

Event Announcements

The Historical Society of Forest Park's Eastland Disaster Cemetery Bus Tour

Chicago, Illinois -- On Sunday, July 29, 2018, the Historical Society of Forest Park is hosting a multi-cemetery bus tour of the Eastland Disaster victims’ graves. The tour will include Forest Home Cemetery, Concordia Cemetery, and Jewish Waldheim Cemetery, all located in Forest Park. All tour participants will receive a copy of the Historical Society of Forest Park’s 2015 booklet containing the locations, photographs, and biographies of the victims buried in Forest Park.


103rd Anniversary Weekend Events

Chicago, Illinois -- In addition to the 103rd Anniversary Commemoration Ceremony on Sunday, July 22nd, there are two additional events this weekend commemorating the Eastland Disaster.


103rd Anniversary Commemoration Ceremony

Chicago, Illinois -- For the 19th consecutive summer, the Eastland Disaster Historical Society will host the anniversary commemoration for Chicago's greatest loss-of-life tragedy on Sunday, July 22, 2018, at 1:00 p.m. We hope you will join us at the Chicago Riverwalk for this year's commemoration ceremony, and then follow with us over to Barbara's Bookstore to attend Patricia Sutton's book signing event. Whether you have joined us in previous years or are considering attending for your first time, all are welcome to participate.


102nd Anniversary Commemoration Ceremony

Chicago, Illinois -- For the 18th consecutive summer, the Eastland Disaster Historical Society will host the anniversary commemoration for Chicago’s greatest loss-of-life tragedy on Sunday, July 23, 2017, from 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. We hope that you will join us at the Chicago Riverwalk for this year’s commemoration ceremony. Whether you have joined us in previous years or are considering attending for your first time, all are welcome to participate.


Jun Fujita Exhibit

Jun Fujita is best known for his work as the first Japanese-American photojournalist. His photo credits include the Eastland Disaster, the Chicago Race Riot of 1919, the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre, the Leopold and Loeb murder trial, Carl Sandburg, Albert Einstein, Frank Lloyd Wright, Al Capone, and engineering projects taken for the Public Works Administration.


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