NEWs & UPDATES

NEW SUCCESSION PLANS

Chicago, Illinois -- From The Executive Director Dear EDHS family member, Two years ago, we enthusiastically announced the next chapter in the history of the

FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: EDHS ANNOUNCES NEXT CHAPTER IN ITS ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY

Chicago, Illinois -- After nearly twenty-one years of honoring those affected by Chicago’s deadliest disaster, I am now thrilled to share with you the news regarding the next

THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF FOREST PARK'S EASTLAND DISASTER CEMETERY BUS TOUR

Chicago, Illinois -- On Sunday, July 29, 2018, the Historical Society of Forest Park is hosting a multi-cemetery bus tour of the Eastland Disaster victims’ graves. The

103RD ANNIVERSARY WEEKEND EVENTS

Chicago, Illinois -- In addition to the 103rd Anniversary Commemoration Ceremony on Sunday, July 22nd, there are two additional events this weekend commemorating the Eastland Disaster. On

103RD ANNIVERSARY COMMEMORATION CEREMONY

Chicago, Illinois -- For the 19th consecutive summer, the Eastland Disaster Historical Society will host the anniversary commemoration for Chicago's greatest loss-of-life tragedy on Sunday,

HAWTHORNE WORKS' ANNUAL EMPLOYEE PICNIC

On June 18, 2018, which was International Picnic Day, we honored those who were involved in the Eastland Disaster. Perhaps you were wondering what became

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

"SURVIVOR STORY": THEY SAVED OTHERS WHILE SAVING THEMSELVES

Chicago, Illinois -- F. W. Willard and Howard Wynn were two individuals who became heroes on July 24, 1915, when they saved numerous people from

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,

"SURVIVOR STORY": FRANK BLAHA

Chicago, Illinois -- Frank Blaha was an 18-year-old Western Union employee when he embarked on the cranky Eastland on July 24, 1915, with his friend, Joe Crawl.

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