Join us for the second presentation of our 2022 spring lecture series. Offered as a hybrid event, participants can choose when registering to take part in a live-streamed watch party in-person at the museum or online via Zoom with an option to purchase the book for either participation preference.
*As in the previous lectures, the National Museum of the Great Lakes will offer this presentation as a hybrid event using Zoom with one noted difference—the presenter will be delivering the lecture virtually. Individuals wishing to participate in person may come to the museum for a watch party and be a part of the live-streamed question and answer session following the presentation.
ABOUT THE LECTURE: Join us in welcoming author Jerry Dennis to learn more about his life and times on the Great Lakes as he searched for the heart of our inland seas. Said to be the most complete book ever written about the history, nature and science of our Great Lakes, the Living Great Lakes: Searching for the Heart of the Inland Seas, portrays all the complexities of the Great Lakes through stories told by biologists, fishermen, sailors, and others who Jerry grew to know while traveling aboard the schooner, Malabar. Together, we will embark on a conversation with Jerry who, while serving as part of the vessel’s crew for 6 weeks, weaves his boyhood memories into a comprehensive story that also provides details into the Great Lakes’ earliest inhabitants, and reminds us of how we have used and abused this natural wonder throughout the years.
*Please note: Jerry Dennis will be presenting virtually, but we will host an in-person watch party at the National Museum of the Great Lakes.
ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Jerry Dennis is the author of many books about natural history, outdoor recreation, and the Great Lakes, including The Living Great Lakes, The Windward Shore, A Place on the Water, and, most recently, Up North in Michigan. He currently writes for Smithsonian, Sports Afield, Gray’s Sporting Journal, and The New York Times. Among his books, he has won numerous awards and his works have been translated into upwards of seven languages. In 1999, he was the recipient of the Michigan Author of the Year Award presented by the Michigan Library Association and has also received the Sigurd Olson Nature Writing Award and the Great Lakes Culture Award. He currently resides in Traverse City, Michigan.
This lecture is free, but registration is required. Donations are always happily accepted.
Sign up online or call 419.214.5000 ext. 200.