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October 2021

Bradstreet’s Disaster: An NMGL Micro Exhibit

October 1, 2021 - April 30, 2022
National Museum of the Great Lakes, 1701 Front Street
Toledo, OH 43605 United States
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View the Temporary Exhibit: October 2021 - March 2022 Take a look back in time to the Great Lakes before the Revolutionary War! On October 18, 1764, at the beginning of the British’s fight against “Pontiac’s Rebellion” after the French and Indian War, Col. John Bradstreet took upwards of 60 bateaus and 9 canoes and landed near what is now Rocky River. Overnight a vicious storm with heavy winds and strong waves wiped out almost half the fleet. Part of

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Fall Lecture Series: “Bottled Goodbyes”

October 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Hybrid: Online Virtual OR In-person at the National Museum of the Great Lakes, 1701 Front Street
Toledo, OH 43605 United States
Free

Join us for the first presentation of our 2021 fall lecture series. Offered as a hybrid event, participants can choose when registering to take part in person at the museum or online via Zoom with an option to purchase the book for either participation preference. ~ ABOUT THE LECTURE: Bottled messages have been discovered onshore nearly as long as glass containers have been invented. They bring tidings from ocean voyagers, invitations for pen-pals, tragic attempts for rescue, and floating farewells

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Boo on the Boat

Boo on the Boat

October 29 - October 31
National Museum of the Great Lakes, 1701 Front Street
Toledo, OH 43605 United States
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Bring your ghouls and goblins for Halloween fun aboard two of Toledo’s most historic haunts, the Col. James M. Schoonmaker Museum Ship and the Museum Tug Ohio. Trick or treat in costume from the pilot houses to the galleys and everywhere in between.  This year we are extending Boo on the Boat for an entire weekend. Candy at each station will be provided in pre-portioned, sealed bags.** Admission Required. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Purchase your tickets

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November 2021

Veterans Day Free Admission

November 8 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
National Museum of the Great Lakes, 1701 Front Street
Toledo, OH 43605 United States
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The National Museum of the Great Lakes is offering FREE museum admission to retired and active military on Monday, November 8 over Veterans Day. Visitors must present a valid military ID or proof of veteran status on the day of their visit.

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Fall Lecture Series: The Making of Bradstreet’s Disaster

November 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Hybrid: Online Virtual OR In-person at the National Museum of the Great Lakes, 1701 Front Street
Toledo, OH 43605 United States
Free

Join us for the second presentation of our 2021 fall lecture series. Offered as a hybrid event, participants can choose when registering to take part in person at the museum or online via Zoom with an option to purchase the book for either participation preference. ~ Between October 18-19, 1764 a great storm blew up and destroyed almost half of a fleet of bateau and canoes being led by Col. James  Bradstreet near the Rocky River on the south shore

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December 2021

Fall Lecture Series: Braving the Waves—Life-Saving Service on the Shipwreck Coast

December 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Hybrid: Online Virtual OR In-person at the National Museum of the Great Lakes, 1701 Front Street
Toledo, OH 43605 United States
Free

Join us for the final presentation of our 2021 fall lecture series. Offered as a hybrid event, participants can choose when registering to take part in person at the museum or online via Zoom with an option to purchase the book for either participation preference. ~ The desolate shoreline between Whitefish Point and Pictured Rocks has, in modern times, come to be known as Lake Superior's Shipwreck Coast. Approximately 200 wrecks have occurred along its sandy beaches. By the late

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