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Saturday Speaker Series: Eastland Disaster

  • St. Charles Public Museum 215 East Main Street St. Charles, IL, 60174 United States (map)

The Eastland Disaster – This ship sank before it even left the Chicago River on July 24th 1915 and killed 844 people! It has been called “America’s Forgotten Tragedy” and "Legacy of Titanic". John Boda has researched this event in great detail with many interesting facts, stories and pictures. He also has a very personal connection: John Boda’s grandmother and two great aunts were all on board but managed to escape and live long lives. He produced several videos on this event now posted on YouTube, and continues involvement in the annual memorials. Many Chicago residents know very little about this, if at all, and it is the deadliest disaster in Chicago's history!

FEE: $5 Members    $10 Non Members

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