EDHS News and Updates

News and Updates

Research and New Developments

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.

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.

New Eastland Disaster Fiction Book Released: "Protecting Paige"

Chicago, IL -- Many of you had the opportunity to meet and listen to the 12 authors/artists that assembled during last year's 100th Anniversary Commemoration weekend. Today we are pleased to announce that author Deby Eisenberg (pictured left with EDHS co-founder Barbara Decker Wachholz) has now joined this list of talented writers who have created a work that includes the Eastland Disaster.

Two Photograph Donations Add to Eastland Disaster Collection

EDHS recently received two photograph donations from two families that will help us preserve the legacies and share the stories of all involved in Chicago's greatest loss-of-life tragedy, the Eastland Disaster.

Mulac Family Donates Watch to Preserve Family's Legacy

Chicago, Illinois -- Last week we announced the creation of the Families Legacy Circle as an opportunity to help build much-needed capacity into the Eastland Disaster Historical Society. While we have had a great 17 years as an all volunteer not-for-profit organization, we want to enable EDHS to continue providing value well into the future. We would like to share a very recent example of why it is so important that we ensure the long term sustainability of EDHS.

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