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

Fall Lecture Series: Lake Erie Murder & Mayhem

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

Join Author Wendy Kolie as she wades into the deadly undercurrent lurking beneath Lake Erie’s surface in the second presentation of the National Museum of the Great Lakes’ 2022 Fall Lecture Series. ~ ABOUT THE LECTURE: Lake Erie is known for its beauty and tranquility, but a dark, deadly undercurrent lurks beneath its surface. Bordering

Free

Fall Lecture Series: Mail by the Pail: The History of the J.W. Westcott Co.

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

Situated on the Detroit River, since 1874 the J.W. Westcott Co. has continuously served the Great Lakes marine community with everything from mail to Amazon deliveries. For our final presentation of the National Museum of the Great Lakes’ 2022 Fall Lecture Series, join J.W. Westcott Co. General Manager Sam Buchanan for a comprehensive look at

Free

Veterans Day Free Admission

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

The National Museum of the Great Lakes is offering FREE museum admission to retired and active military on Friday, November 11 over Veterans Day. Visitors must present a valid military ID or proof of veteran status on the day of their visit.  Advance tickets are available here, but not required.

The Fitzgerald Experience

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

In honor of the 47th Anniversary of the loss of the S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald, we are offering a weekend of special tours. The Fitzgerald Experience is a guided tour of the Col. James M. Schoonmaker Museum Ship, using our lake freighter and its similarities to the Edmund Fitzgerald to discuss the events of November 10, 1975, theories

$20 – $25