Entries by Kate Fineske

New Micro-Exhibit Is Next Featured Topic of Museum Lecture Series

October 29, 2021 (Toledo, Ohio) – On Wednesday, November 10, at 7 p.m. the National Museum of the Great Lakes (NMGL) will present the second of three lectures in their annual fall lecture series titled The Making of Bradstreet’s Disaster. The presentation will explore the history and meaning behind the museum’s new micro-exhibit—Bradstreet’s Disaster. “Between

“Boo on the Boat” Halloween Tradition Continues

October 14, 2021 (Toledo, Ohio) – Beginning Friday, October 29 through Halloween Day, the National Museum of the Great Lakes (NMGL) invites visitors to trick-or-treat aboard two of Toledo’s most historic haunts—the Col. James M. Schoonmaker Museum Ship and the Museum Tug Ohio.  “Boo on the Boat has become a fun tradition for so many,”

New ‘Bradstreet’s Disaster’ Temporary Micro-exhibit Takes Visitors Back in Time

October 12, 2021 (Toledo, Ohio) –The National Museum of the Great Lakes has opened up a temporary new “micro-exhibit” highlighting the story of Col. John Bradstreet’s disastrous campaign during “Pontiac’s Rebellion” after the French and Indian War.  “It was October 18, 1764, when Col. John Bradstreet took upwards of 60 bateaus and 9 canoes and

Fall Lecture Series sets sail with a “Message in a Bottle

October 6, 2021 (Toledo, Ohio) – On Wednesday, October 20, at 7 p.m. the National Museum of the Great Lakes (NMGL) will begin their annual fall lecture series with “Bottled Goodbyes”—a conversation exploring famous messages that have floated ashore. Presented by Ric Mixter and based on his newest book Bottled Goodbyes—Messages from Shipwreck and Aviation

Labor Day Free Admission to Union Members

August 31, 2021 (Toledo, Ohio) – The National Museum of the Great Lakes will open its doors FREE on Labor Day (Monday, September 6) to all union members and union retirees. “The museum recognizes the importance of honoring the American labor movement and the works and contributions of laborers to the development and achievements of