Woodstock Celebrates, Inc. is hosting a Eugene V. Debs/George Pullman festival in Woodstock on Saturday and Sunday, 2 and 3 November. All events will be free to the public, who would be encouraged to donate for the specific purpose of renovating Old McHenry County Jail. On Saturday morning at 10, the library will show “The […]
Our own Micki and John Morahn’s Debs research was covered in a recent issue of the Terre Haute Tribune Star: “Morahn retold that story and others last month, building a case for a more realistic picture of Kate, wife of the Terre Haute-born activist whose exploits earned him a spot on Life Magazine’s list of […]
Mayor Proclaims June 16 “Debs Day” in Terre Haute June 16, 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of Eugene V. Debs’ most famous speech in Canton, Ohio and the Debs Foundation of Terre Haute is commemorating the date by offering the public an opportunity to read the speech in their own voices from the porch of […]
Many thanks to Patrick Kerin of Buckeye Muse for his kind weblog review of the Eugene V. Debs Historic Home and Museum.
In 1895, following the conclusion of the Pullman Railroad Strike, Eugene Debs served a six months term in the McHenry County Jail located in Woodstock, Illinois. On Saturday, October 21, 2017, a plaque which memorializes the significance of the imprisonment and its impact on the labor movement and the free speech movement in the decades […]
Check out this special edition of On Contact: Chris Hedges travels to the former auto manufacturing town of Anderson, Indiana to explore how a community and its workforce are recovering after the loss of thousands of union jobs. Featuring Eugene V. Debs Museum director Allison Duerk, and board member Denny Cheshier!
The Eugene V. Debs is pleased to announce that Tim Kelley, one of our board of directors, has agreed to lead a walking tour of Eugene V. Debs landmarks and locations of historical interest in the Terre Haute area during the weekend of our annual awards banquet. The tour will run from approximately 1pm until […]
A supporter tipped us off to this recent piece about the museum late last week. Thanks to James Glass and the Indianapolis Star for this piece on Debs: The first Bernie Sanders — Indiana’s Eugene V. Debs.
The Eugene V. Debs Foundation is saddened to report the passing of Professor J. Robert Constantine, the last surviving founder of the Eugene V. Debs Foundation, who passed away at his home in Austin, Texas, on Thursday, May 25, 2017, at the age of 93. In 1962, he was the member of a small group […]
Congratulations to Jobs with Justice On Saturday, October 14, 2017, the Eugene V. Debs Award will be presented to the Jobs with Justice national organization together with its regional and local affiliates. Sarita Gupta, the Executive Director of Jobs with Justice, will accept the Award. The event will begin at 6:00PM with a cocktail hour […]