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December 2019

Fall Lecture Series: “When It’s More than a Vacation, Henry Gorrill’s Trip to the North Shore, 1868”

December 11, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
National Museum of the Great Lakes, 1701 Front Street
Toledo, OH 43605 United States
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Free – $11

When It's More than a Vacation, Henry Gorrill's Trip to the North Shore, 1868 by Dr. Bruce Way, historian, University of Toledo Experience the travels and travails of a young Toledo lawyer through his reporting to the Toledo Commercial in 1868. Follow Henry Gorrill on his journey aboard the steamer Keweenaw from Detroit, MI to Superior, WI and learn about his experiences on Isle Royale where he met up with the University of Michigan Scientific Expedition of 1868. Lectures are included in the cost of museum

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January 2020

Movie Club: Ric Mixter Double Feature

January 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
National Museum of the Great Lakes, 1701 Front Street
Toledo, OH 43605 United States
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$5 – $7

Join us for Movie Club! During these cold months of winter, we will be showing Great Lakes and maritime films. Tickets include the movie, popcorn and a soft drink. The Ric Mixter Double Feature consists of two 30 minute cuts of two Great Lakes documentaries: Cutter Rescues and Safe Ashore! Total run time is 1 hour. Tickets are $5 for members and $7 for non-members. Movie Club tickets do not include museum admission, which can be purchased separately. Cutter Rescues - Cutter Rescues chronicles

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February 2020

Movie Club: Throwback Edition

February 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
National Museum of the Great Lakes, 1701 Front Street
Toledo, OH 43605 United States
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$5 – $7

Join us for Movie Club! During these cold months of winter, we will be showing Great Lakes and maritime films. Tickets include the movie, popcorn and a soft drink. The Throwback Edition is a screening of the 1928 classic silent film Steamboat Bill, Jr. starring Buster Keaton as the bumbling son of a riverboat captain who attempts to join the crew of his estranged father. Hijinks ensue. Tickets are $5 for members and $7 for non-members. Movie Club tickets do not include

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March 2020

POSTPONED: Spring Lecture Series: “Heroic Age of Diving”

March 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
National Museum of the Great Lakes, 1701 Front Street
Toledo, OH 43605 United States
Free – $11

UPDATE: Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 and after careful consideration and the recent urging of Governor DeWine to cancel public gatherings and events, we have decided to postpone this program to a later date. Please watch for email communication with information regarding the new date. If you have any questions at all, don’t hesitate to call us at 419-214-5000 or email us at info@ryanl51.sg-host.com. ________ Heroic Age of Diving by Jerry Kuntz During the 1840s and 1850s, during the infancy

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April 2020

POSTPONED: Spring Lecture Series: “Ladies of the Lights: Michigan Women in the U.S. Lighthouse Service”

April 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
National Museum of the Great Lakes, 1701 Front Street
Toledo, OH 43605 United States
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Free – $11

UPDATE: Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 and after careful consideration and the recent urging of Governor DeWine to cancel public gatherings and events, we have decided to postpone this program to a later date. Please watch for email communication with information regarding the new date. If you have any questions at all, don’t hesitate to call us at 419-214-5000 or email us at info@ryanl51.sg-host.com. More than 50 women defied the gender expectations of their time to serve the sailing

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CANCELLED – Nautical Archaeology Workshop 2020

April 25 - April 26
National Museum of the Great Lakes, 1701 Front Street
Toledo, OH 43605 United States
$175

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, for the health and safety of all involved, this workshop and annual dinner has been cancelled for 2020.  We will reschedule in April 2021 and look forward to seeing you then. One of the cornerstones of of the shipwreck research program at the National Museum of the Great Lakes is its training program run in conjunction with the Maritime Archaeology Survey Team.  This training program has trained over 350 avocational archaeologists over the last 15

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CANCELLED – MAST Annual Meeting and Dinner Program – 2020

April 25 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Maumee Bay Lodge, 1750 State Park Rd.
Oregon, OH 43616 United States
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$45

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, for the health and safety of all involved, this workshop and annual dinner has been cancelled for 2020.  We will reschedule in April 2021 and look forward to seeing you then. The National Museum of the Great Lakes is proud to work with the Maritime Archaeological Survey Team every year.  We are pleased to announce and promote their annual dinner on April 25, 2020.  This dinner is open to anyone who is interested.  The dinner

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POSTPONED: History Happy Hour: The Women Who Made the Great Lakes

April 30 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
National Museum of the Great Lakes, 1701 Front Street
Toledo, OH 43605 United States
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$25 – $30

UPDATE: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, we are indefinitely postponing our History Happy Hour that was scheduled for April 30. We still plan to have this event at some point in the future, but we want to wait until it is appropriate to set a new date. If you had tickets and would like a refund, you can request one through Eventbrite or by emailing education@ryanl51.sg-host.com; this request must be made by April 29. However, please consider leaving your

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May 2020

Together We Give | May 5, 2020

May 5
National Museum of the Great Lakes, 1701 Front Street
Toledo, OH 43605 United States
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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 caused by COVID-19. ~ At a time when we are all experiencing this pandemic, generosity is what brings people together and gives us the power to drive positive change. Although

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September 2020

H2Oh! Making Waves

September 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

H2Oh! is the annual fundraiser of the Great Lakes Historical Society and its National Museum of the Great Lakes. This year, due to these extraordinary times, we will be hosting a virtual fundraiser on September 26, 2020 at 7 pm.  This 45 min - 1 hour dynamic presentation will highlight our newest projects including the Great Lakes Memory Project and our new temporary exhibit "Port of Toledo: Then and Now" Our silent auction will be open from September 17 -

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