In Honor Of
Valerie J. Bower

The EASTLAND DISASTER HISTORICAL SOCIETY preserves and shares the names, faces, and stories of the tens of thousands of people affected by the tragedy.

Through the years, Valerie Bower has been a dedicated supporter and volunteer. Since she first met EDHS at the Eastland Disaster musical in 2012, Valerie has been to all events with hardly a miss, offering to help in various ways including telling others about her families' connection to the tragedy.

To acknowledge and celebrate Valerie's heartfelt and passionate contributions to EDHS, the EDHS Board of Trustees voted unanimously to create a permanent legacy honoring her volunteer service. Read the board's declaration here. 

This honorary webpage, plus a parcel of Eastland Disaster documents named in honor of Valerie that were donated to the Newberry Library, serve as reminders of Valerie's lasting legacy to EDHS, its community of followers, and the public in general.