Entries by Carrie Sowden

Spring 2016 Lecture Series Online

NMGL has worked with Toledo’s KnowledgeStream to record and publish online our ongoing lecture series.  This is a great way to see the lecture if you happened to miss one.  Also, you can check out the wide variety of lectures that we have at NMGL as part of your membership.  To view a video, just

Royal Albert Found

The National Museum of the Great Lakes is pleased to announce the discovery of the Royal Albert.  This shipwreck was discovered in Lake Ontario by Jim Kennard, Roger Pawlowski, and Roland “Chip” Stevens with grant assistance from NMGL. The Royal Albert was a schooner that was built in 1858 in Oakville, Ontario by John Simpson. 

Sit & Tell Exhibit

The National Museum is pleased to be the first location in Toledo to showcase the chairs from the Sit & Tell Project.  This exhibition, put together by AIGA Toledo, in conjunction with MTS Seating and the Toledo Arts Commission, gathered stories about strong women and created a chair inspired by each story.  One hundred chairs

Schoonmaker Closed 6/18, 11 am – 1 pm

The Col. James M. Schoonmaker Museum Ship will be closed for two hours on Saturday, June 18 from 11 am to 1 pm.  This is to give our team a chance to honor two recently deceased long term volunteers.  We are sorry for any inconvenience.  The boat will be available for visitation from 10 am

Trip Advisor – Certificate of Excellence

The National Museum of the Great Lakes has been awarded a Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor for 2016.  With this only being our second full year of operation, this is a huge accomplishment and we are very proud. “With the Certificate of Excellence, TripAdvisor honors hospitality businesses that have consistently received strong praise and

We’re Open this Memorial Day!

The National Museum of the Great Lakes, which is typically closed on Mondays, will be open to the public on Memorial Day, Monday, May 30, 2016, from 10am-5pm. To honor those that have served our country, we are admitting all active military and veterans with valid military ID into the museum for FREE. This discount

Put-In-Bay: Museum on the Move CANCELLED

Due to a number of factors – we have had to cancel our Museum on the Move program for Thursday, May 26.  The Jet Express trip from Port Clinton to Toledo – as well as the trip from Toledo to Put-In-Bay has been cancelled.  We thank you all for your excitement and participation in this

Maritime Park Landscaping Day

Our Maritime Park Landscaping Day on April 6 was rained out. We have rescheduled! We need your help to get our Maritime Park ship shape for spring! Join us for a 2 ½ hour shift to help us prepare our landscaping for spring. Shifts will run from 2:30pm until 5pm and from 5:30pm until 8pm.

Volunteer Coordinator Needed

The National Museum of the Great Lake, in Toledo, Ohio, is seeking a dedicated volunteer to organize, develop and manage the volunteer activities of the museum and its affiliated programs.   The museum is looking for someone who can volunteer approximately 8 hours a week to get the program off the ground in terms of assessing

NMGL New Website!

We are excited to launch our all NEW website at www.inlandseas.org.  This beautiful page was put together with the great work, and we couldn’t be more excited and proud to work with the Blade and the great developers at Reach Media.  Spend some time looking around at the information that we have put up –