Entries by Kate Fineske

ST. MARYS CHALLENGER featured in Last Spring Virtual Lecture and Coming Soon to Museum’s Grounds as Newest Artifact

April 22, 2021 (Toledo, Ohio) – On May 12 at 7 p.m., Great Lakes vessel historian and photographer Chris Winters will present St. Marys Challenger: Centennial the Sequel as the final virtual lecture of the National Museum of the Great Lakes’ spring series. Thought to be the oldest self-propelled bulk freighter in the world, the

Museum Celebrates Community with Free Admission

January 13, 2020 (Toledo, Ohio) – The National Museum of the Great Lakes is opening its doors to the community over Martin Luther King weekend in thanks and recognition for the support they have received over the course of the past year. Community Appreciation Days with FREE museum admission begin Saturday, January 16, and continue

Giving Tuesday is Creating Waves of Hope for Great Lakes History

November 17, 2020 (Toledo, Ohio) –The National Museum of the Great Lakes has officially launched our 2020 Giving Tuesday campaign meant to create awareness of our mission, reduce financial burdens due to the pandemic, and generate waves of hope in support of Great Lakes History. Giving Tuesday, a day encouraging people to do good through

Museum Hosts “Christmas Tree Ship” to Spark Holiday Spirit, Support Children and Families in Need

November 11, 2020 (Toledo, Ohio) – On November 23, 1912, the schooner Rouse Simmons sank while carrying Christmas trees. Known as the Christmas Tree Ship, her captain, Herman E. Schuenemann (a.k.a. “Captain Santa”), was known for giving trees to families in need. This is the inspiration behind the National Museum of the Great Lakes annual

Museum Continues “Boo on the Boat” Halloween Tradition

October 12, 2020 (Toledo, Ohio) – The National Museum of the Great Lakes will continue their Halloween Boo on the Boat tradition by extending the event from one day to one week. Beginning Saturday, October 24 and concluding on Saturday, October 31 the museum will encourage young “goblins and ghouls” to visit the museum in