EDHS recently received a Superior Achievement Award1 in public programming/exhibitions.  The award, given by the Illinois State Historical Society (ISHS), was for the "Eastland Disaster" exhibit that was shown at the Museum of Science and Industry last year.  Rand Burnette, President, ISHS said, "The exhibition was the result of a wonderful partnership between a big-city museum and a small local historical society.  The well-conceived, planned and executed exhibition tells the story of Chicago’s worst disaster that is both compelling and moving."  The award, one of only 14 Superior Achievement Awards presented by ISHS, was presented at the ISHS annual meeting on April 28 in Lincolnwood, Illinois.

1The ISHS annual awards serve to recognize and encourage the efforts of individuals, groups and organizations in the collection, preservation and dissemination of state, local, regional, ethnic and specialized history.  (left to right, Rand Burnette, Susan Decker, Barbara Decker Wachholz, Ted Wachholz)

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