Entries by Kate Fineske

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

Museum Offering Labor Day Free Admission to Union Members

September 1, 2020 (Toledo, Ohio) – Despite financial hardships due to COVID-19, the National Museum of the Great Lakes will continue their annual tradition to open doors FREE on Labor Day (Monday, September 7) to all union members and union retirees. The museum will be open normal hours from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. “The

Museum Event Aims to Keep Great Lakes History Afloat

August 14, 2020 (Toledo, Ohio) – 2020 has seen struggles of historic proportions, especially for museums. A recent survey conducted by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) suggests up to one-third of U.S. museums may not survive the year. This chilling statistic is one of many driving factors behind the National Museum of the Great

Fish & Ships: NMGL Installs Temporary Exhibit at Toledo Zoo

July 24, 2020 (Toledo, Ohio) – The National Museum of the Great Lakes is pleased to announce, in collaboration with the Toledo Zoo, a small temporary exhibition entitled “What’s in a Name”.  This exhibit, housed in the Reflections Gallery of the Aquarium at the zoo, is part of a larger collection of Great Lakes ships

A Statement from the National Museum of the Great Lakes

Events of the past few weeks have once again raised issues related to race and justice in the United States. We are committed to ongoing efforts to ensure all Great Lakes stories are told—especially the undertold history of minority and underserved populations. History is a great teacher and it is because of that, our institution

Together We Give | May 5, 2020

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 — Now, more than ever, we are called upon to make a difference. On Tuesday, May 5, the Great Lakes Historical Society and its National Museum of the Great Lakes will be participating in #GivingTuesdayNow—a global day of giving and unity set up as an emergency response to the unprecedented need