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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Visitor Information

Welcome to the Research Center

 

While many research resources are available online, much of the collection is only available through a visit to the Chicago History Museum. Staff research specialists provide assistance to Research Center visitors, but be sure to plan your visit in advance to make the most of your time.

Learn more about:

> The scope of the collection

> Hours and location

> Policies and rules

> Photocopying

> History Fair

> Research help

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