EDHS News and Updates

News and Updates

Event Announcements

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.


88 Brand Partners Honored by Eastland Disaster Historical Society for Preserving Chicago History

Chicago, Illinois -- The Eastland Disaster Historical Society (EDHS) recognized the exceptional work of 88 Brand Partners, a local advertising and branding agency located in historical Printers Row, at an event held on May 12, 2016 at the McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum downtown. During the event, descendants of Eastland Disaster survivors and victims shared stories of their families’ struggles on that tragic day in 1915.


EDHS Announces Plans to Commemorate 101st Anniversary

Chicago, Illinois -- For the 17th consecutive summer, the Eastland Disaster Historical Society will be hosting the official anniversary commemoration for Chicago's greatest loss-of-life tragedy. Whether you have joined us in previous years or are considering attending for your first time, all are welcome to participate.


EDHS Announces Upcoming Members Only Event

Chicago, Illinois -- We are pleased to announce an exciting event that we will be hosting that is open to our valued members only! This first ever members only event -- the Recognition Reception for 88 Brand Partners -- will be held Thursday, May 12, from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum.


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