Great Lakes Fest

National Museum of the Great Lakes 1701 Front Street, Toledo, OH

Join the National Museum of the Great Lakes, in partnership with Ramsey Brothers Restorations, for a day-long celebration of Great Lakes history during Great Lakes Fest.  Explore classic and antique boats and cars Participate in safety and boating demonstrations featuring the Toledo Fire Department, US Coast Guard and others Shop our Marine Mart featuring Nautical

Ship & Shore: The Ultimate Great Lakes History Day

National Museum of the Great Lakes 1701 Front Street, Toledo, OH

Make a day out of exploring Great Lakes history at the National Museum of the Great Lakes and seeing the Port of Toledo from the water aboard the Sandpiper. Your ticket gets you full access to the National Museum of the Great Lakes, including world class, family friendly exhibits, a 617-foot iron ore freighter and

$12 – $40

The Daniel J. Morrell: Lost but No Longer Forgotten

One SeaGate 550 N Summit St, Toledo, OH

In November of 1966, the Daniel J. Morrell broke in half in a strong storm on Lake Huron—taking with her 28 of the 29 crewmen. Only one of her crew lived to tell the story of what happened - Dennis Hale. In 2018, presenter John DeBeck began the research that would become his book The

Hard Hat Tours: Behind the Scenes of our Museum Vessels

National Museum of the Great Lakes 1701 Front Street, Toledo, OH

Set foot in spaces typically off-limits to visitors in an exclusive, behind-the-scenes tour of the Col. James M. Schoonmaker Museum Ship, the Museum Tug Ohio and the St. Marys Challenger Pilothouse. During this 2 hour experience you have the exclusive opportunity to take a deeper dive into the ships inner workings and visit “hard-hat” only

Capt. Scupper’s Songfest: Maritime Music and Movement

National Museum of the Great Lakes 1701 Front Street, Toledo, OH

Join us on the third Monday of the month for Capt. Scupper’s Songfest—a morning maritime music and movement class presented by Sing into Reading. This fun activity targeting our youngest maritime enthusiasts gives kids the chance to build a love of reading through music that incorporates a “Great Lakes twist.” Children ages 0-6 and a

$5 – $15

Freighter Golf: Hole-in-One Challenge

National Museum of the Great Lakes 1701 Front Street, Toledo, OH

A Putt-putt Hole-in-one Challenge Onboard the Museum Ship Join us for a hole-in-one contest onboard the Col. James M. Schoonmaker Museum Ship. Explore the National Museum of the Great Lakes and, while onboard our vessel, take a swing (or two!) on our custom built putting greens. Plus, a hole-in-one lets you take home a special

Labor Day — Free Admission for Union Members

National Museum of the Great Lakes 1701 Front Street, Toledo, OH

The National Museum of the Great Lakes will be offering free admission on Labor Day (Monday, September 5) to active and retired Union Members. This free promotion provides admission to the museum and museum vessels.

Capt. Scupper’s Songfest: Maritime Music and Movement

National Museum of the Great Lakes 1701 Front Street, Toledo, OH

Join us on the third Monday of the month for Capt. Scupper’s Songfest—a morning maritime music and movement class presented by Sing into Reading. This fun activity targeting our youngest maritime enthusiasts gives kids the chance to build a love of reading through music that incorporates a “Great Lakes twist.” Children ages 0-6 and a

$5 – $15

H2Oh! Gala & Silent Auction

The Historic ProMedica Steam Plant, 100 Madison Ave., Toledo, Ohio 43604 OH

We invite you to join us on Saturday, September 24, 2022, for the annual H2Oh! fundraiser in support of the Great Lakes Historical Society and its National Museum of the Great Lakes.

$100

Fall Lecture Series: Last Flight of a Tuskegee Airman

Hybrid: Online Virtual OR In-person at the National Museum of the Great Lakes 1701 Front Street, Toledo, OH

Join Underwater Archaeologist Wayne Lusardi to investigate a little known, yet fatal WWII training mission on the Great Lakes in the first presentation of the National Museum of the Great Lakes’ 2022 Fall Lecture Series. ~ ABOUT THE LECTURE: On April 11, 1944, 2nd Lt Frank Moody lost his life on a training mission over Lake

Free