Annual Commemorations

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 Friday, July 20th, Patricia Sutton is presenting her book, Capsized! The Forgotten Story of the S.S. Eastland Disaster, at the Chicago Maritime Museum. After the presentation, participants are invited to view CMM’s […]

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, July 22, 2018, at 1:00 p.m. We hope you will join us at the Chicago Riverwalk for this year’s commemoration ceremony, and then follow with us over to Barbara's Bookstore to […]

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 […]

"STREETWISE" LISTS 100TH ANNIVERSARY COMMEMORATION IN TOP 10 EVENTS OF 2015

Chicago, Illinois -- Following on the heels of yesterday's announcement regarding the Renegade Theater's (Duluth, MN) award for Eastland: A New Musical, EDHS is excited to announce a second award: The Eastland Disaster 100th Anniversary Commemoration Weekend was named by Streetwise Magazine as one of its Top 10 Events in Chicago during 2015. Ted Wachholz, EDHS executive director and chief […]

RECAP OF THE EASTLAND DISASTER'S 100TH ANNIVERSARY COMMEMORATION WEEKEND

Chicago, Illinois -- The Eastland Disaster Historical Society graciously hosted the Eastland Disaster's 100th Anniversary Commemoration Weekend this past July 24-26. Our plans for the weekend were thoughtfully made to ensure that families – from across the world – were connected to other families, and also to the history of the Eastland Disaster. Our plans […]