EDHS News and Updates

News and Updates

Executive Director's Corner

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.

Hawthorne Works' Annual Employee Picnic

On June 18, 2018, which was International Picnic Day, we honored those who were involved in the Eastland Disaster. Perhaps you were wondering what became of the annual Hawthorne Works employee picnic?

Happy International Picnic Day!

Happy International Picnic Day from EDHS! Today, we remember those who embarked on Hawthorne Works’ 5th Annual Employee Picnic and were involved in the Eastland Disaster.


Bob Leff

Chicago, Illinois -- It is with a heavy heart that we are announcing the loss of Bob Leff, a dear friend and EDHS advocate and volunteer. Bob, who was married and had three children, passed away this past Tuesday, April 4, 2017.

From the Executive Director: New Additions to the 2017 EDHS Board of Trustees

Chicago, Illinois -- We are pleased to announce the new additions to the EDHS Board of Trustees for 2017! Joining the Board of Trustees are: Tom Panoplos, Joe Popa, and John Lupton.

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