EDHS News and Updates

News and Updates

Executive Director's Corner

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.

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.

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