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Sign-Up Today for CGS Special Webinar on the Eastland Disaster

13 May 2019 12:44 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

The Eastland Disaster Historical Society wants to make sure every CGS member has the opportunity to learn more about the Eastland Disaster. So, they have graciously offered to do a webinar to complement the in-person presentation that was done on May 4 for those members that were not able to attend. The webinar is scheduled for May 19, 2019, at 4:00pm CDT. Registration required using link below.

Early on the morning of Saturday, July 24, 1915, a light rain fell yet the air was filled with anticipation and excitement. Thousands gathered along the Chicago River for Western Electric's fifth annual employee picnic. More than 7,000 tickets had been purchased for the daylong festivities. But the day quickly turned tragic, resulting in Chicago's greatest lossof-life tragedy. Find out what happened during a presentation given by the Eastland Disaster Historical Society.

Come learn the answers to the following questions: Why was the picnic so highly anticipated? What happened? How did it happen? What was the impact? What was the response? Was it avoidable? Who was held accountable? What damages were awarded? What amount of relief funds were raised? Discover more about the Eastland Disaster Historical Society at   

Please register for CGS Webinar #4 The Eastland Disaster on May 19, 2019 4:00 PM CDT at:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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