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BRING THE STORY OF THE EASTLAND DISASTER to your local community -- library, senior center, historical society, church, or other organization. EDHS presents a professional, engaging program full of personal stories, photos, videos, and other information.

The Eastland Disaster Historical Society is committed to the ongoing work of telling the stories of the people whose lives were forever touched by the Eastland Disaster. Many people in Chicagoland are unaware of Chicago's greatest loss-of-life tragedy and the impact it had on local families and businesses, many of which are still in the area.

EDHS loves to talk with local communities and share the stories of the victims, survivors, and responders of the Eastland Disaster. We have a professional presentation that's packed with information, visuals, and next steps for people wanting to learn more. If you're interested in bringing our program to your local library, senior center, historical society, church, or other organization, please contact us at info@EastlandDisaster.org.

Upcoming Events


Edgewater by Del Webb, Elgin • Sun, Apr 14, 2024, 2 p.m.

THE EASTLAND DISASTER: The History, the Mystery, and the Families That Saved It From Obscurity

Elmhurst Public Library • Tue, Apr 16, 2024, 7 p.m.

THE EASTLAND DISASTER: The History, the Mystery, and the Families That Saved It From Obscurity

Bloomington Public Library • Thu, May 2, 2024, 7 p.m.

THE EASTLAND DISASTER: The History, the Mystery, and the Families That Saved It From Obscurity

Bloomington Public Library • Sat, May 4, 2024, 2 p.m.

Author Patricia Sutton discusses the writing of her non-fiction history book for school age children, Capsized! The Forgotten Story of the SS Eastland Disaster..

Bloomington Public Library • Thu, May 23, 2024, TBA

Author Jocelyn Green shares her insight into the research and writing of Drawn by the Current, which revolves around the history of the Eastland Disaster.

109th Anniversary Commemoration • Wed, Jul 24, 2024, TBA

Annual ceremony along the Chicago Riverwalk to remember the victims, survivors, and heroes.

Naperville Public Library • Thu, Sep 5, 2024, 1 p.m.

THE EASTLAND DISASTER: The History, the Mystery, and the Families That Saved It From Obscurity

Past Events


Arlington Heights Memorial Library • Wed, Jan 24, 2024

Mt. Vernon Public Library • Nov 11, 2023, 1 p.m.

Selected Independent Funeral Homes • Oct 12, 2023, 11:30 a.m.