The Eastland Disaster: An Unparalleled Tragedy

Event Type: Adult
Age Group(s): Adults
Date: 3/16/2017
Start Time: 1:00 PM
End Time: 2:00 PM
 Rescheduled from February 23. THIS PROGRAM IS FULL. The S.S. Eastland was a Chicago-based passenger ship used for tours. On July 24, 1915, the ship rolled over while tied to a dock in the Chicago River. A total of 844 passengers and crew were killed in what was to become the largest loss of life from a single shipwreck on the Great Lakes. Using motion picture videos from 1915, photographs, and a firsthand narrative delivered by descendants of a survivor, this 45‐minute program explains how and why it happened, the nationís response, and how it could have been avoided. This program is presented by the Eastland Disaster Historical Society. REGISTER

Location: Carnegie Community Room - Mezzanine Level
Registration Ends: 2/23/2017 at 9:00 AM
Presenter: Eastland Disaster Historical Society
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