Adults (18 +)

Just 20 Feet From Safety: The Story of the S.S. Eastland

November 14th, 2015,
2:00pm to 3:30pm
Join us for this program commemorating the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the S.S. Eastland. Terry Lynch portrays Ollie Sanders, a Western Electric employee who was an eyewitness to the disaster of the S.S. Eastland. Relive the events, aftermath, and ongoing legends that surround the sinking of the “Speed Queen of the Great Lakes” on the Chicago River on July 24, 1915. Ollie is a combined character of real eyewitness accounts of the disaster. This program is sure to be informative and thought provoking.