Chicago History Minute

On July 24, 1915, the Eastland, a steamer loaded with Western Electric employees, capsized into the Chicago River, killing 844 people –the worst loss of life in the city's history.
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Annual Support

Join our effort to preserve, investigate, and interpret Chicago and American history with a donation to the Annual Fund.

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Historical Alliance

Join the Museum’s prestigious level of donors and receive special benefits, including behind-the-scenes tours, lunches with our President, and unique research opportunities.

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Gifts in Honor or in Memory

Celebrate family and friends with a gift to the Museum for a special occasion or holiday.

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Matching Gifts

Multiply the value of your gift through the matching gift program.

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Planned Gifts

Make a gift to the Museum while furthering your own personal and financial objectives.

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