Research & New Developments

EXCITING NEWS ABOUT "EASTLAND: A NEW MUSICAL"

Chicago, Illinois -- Eastland: A New Musical, written by Andrew White, premiered in 2012 at the Lookingglass Theatre in Chicago. In 2015, the Renegade Theater Company in Duluth, Minnesota, re-staged it. Now, after five years of diligence and perseverance, the EDHS is nearing the day when it will promote and license the Eastland musical across the […]

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. The City of Chicago recently released its […]

NEW BENEFITS TO BE ADDED TO EDHS MEMBERSHIP

Chicago, IL -- Back in 1999, Mr. Frank Sweeney became our first annual dues-paying member. What is interesting to note is that at the time that Frank began his membership, EDHS did not offer memberships. Frank, however, encouraged us to do so because of the value that he felt we provided to his family and […]

NEW EASTLAND DISASTER FICTION BOOK RELEASED: "PROTECTING PAIGE"

Chicago, IL -- Many of you had the opportunity to meet and listen to the 12 authors/artists that assembled during last year's 100th Anniversary Commemoration weekend. Today we are pleased to announce that author Deby Eisenberg (pictured left with EDHS co-founder Barbara Decker Wachholz) has now joined this list of talented writers who have created a work that […]

TWO PHOTOGRAPH DONATIONS ADD TO EASTLAND DISASTER COLLECTION

Chicago, Illinois -- EDHS recently received two photograph donations from two families that will help us preserve the legacies and share the stories of all involved in Chicago's greatest loss-of-life tragedy, the Eastland Disaster. On January 11, 2016, we received the above photograph of the U.S.S. Wilmette (formerly the S.S. Eastland), which was generously donated by Dick and Jan Merki […]