EDHS News and Updates

News and Updates

Executive Director's Corner

Announcing Dr. Caitlyn Perry Dial

Chicago, Illinois -- The Eastland Disaster Historical Society is pleased to share that Caitlyn Perry Dial received her PhD in history last month from Western Michigan University. The following are Caitlyn’s personal thoughts regarding her recent educational journey, which was anchored in the history and memory of the Eastland Disaster.


City of Chicago Releases New Riverwalk Website

Chicago, Illinois -- At EDHS, we get excited whenever there is news -- big or small -- about the Eastland Disaster in the media that reaches a mass audience. Today we have news to share that, while it may seem small on the surface, is really quite tremendous.


EDHS Partners with Loop North News

Chicago, Illinois -- The Eastland Disaster Historical Society is excited to announce a new partnership with Loop North News, the premiere agency in Chicago that delivers (to your electronic inbox and smartphone) the latest and greatest news and other happenings in the Chicago Loop and the Near North Side. Our Eastland Disaster newsfeed will now be featured in the weekly publication of Loop North News, along with the many other news items of interest that appear regularly.


New Benefits to be Added to EDHS Membership

We are excited to announce that we will now be significantly increasing the value that we provide to our members. Over the next few weeks we will be rolling out not just one but two new benefits of your membership. First, we will be scheduling special events that will be for members. Second, our research archives and artifacts collection will be made available online with access that will be for members.


From the Executive Director: The Eastland Disaster is More Than Local History

From time to time EDHS has referred to our Guiding Principles. This is a document of fundamental truths that we embraced when we organized the Eastland Disaster Historical Society back in 1998. These principles have guided us along our 17+ year journey -- everything we do and say is anchored in these principles.

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