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October 2019

Fall Lecture Series: “The Wolf Finally Came, Again: Weathering the Great Recession on the Great Lakes”

October 30, 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

The Wolf Finally Came, Again: Weathering the Great Recession on the Great Lakes by Chris Winters, Photographer and Historian. Join photographer and historian Chris Winters as he discusses how the Great Lakes shipping industry was impacted by the 2008 Great Recession. Together, we’ll discuss topics such as the planned conversion of the John Sherwin (whose propeller sits in front of NMGL) and the unexpected last passage of the Edward L. Ryerson (which Winters was lucky enough to be aboard during

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November 2019

Speakers Bureau – Brichard Public Library

November 7, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Brichard Public Library, 423 Croghan St
Fremont, OH 43420 United States
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Carrie Sowden, Archaeological Director of the National Museum of the Great Lakes, will present "Titanic and the Great Lakes". Commemorate the loss of the Titanic with this overview presentation of the ship, its building, first trip, and sinking.  Throughout we will look at Great Lakes connections to this story. This program is open to the public.  Please contact Brichard Public Library for further details.

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The Fitzgerald Experience

November 9, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on November 10, 2019 at 12:30 pm

National Museum of the Great Lakes, 1701 Front Street
Toledo, OH 43605 United States
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$20 – $25

In honor of the 44th Anniversary of the loss of the S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald on November 10, 1975 we are offering a weekend of special programming. The Fitzgerald Experience begins with 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 about the sinking and stories about the 29 crew members who were lost. This tour is approximately 75 minutes long. Following the guided tour, we will

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The Fitzgerald Experience

November 10, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on November 10, 2019 at 12:30 pm

National Museum of the Great Lakes, 1701 Front Street
Toledo, OH 43605 United States
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$20 – $25

In honor of the 44th Anniversary of the loss of the S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald on November 10, 1975 we are offering a weekend of special programming. The Fitzgerald Experience begins with 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 about the sinking and stories about the 29 crew members who were lost. This tour is approximately 75 minutes long. Following the guided tour, we will

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Fall Lecture Series: “Six Decades of Know Your Ships”

November 20, 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

Six Decades of "Know Your Ships" by Roger LeLievre, editor and publisher. "Know Your Ships" editor and publisher Roger LeLievre will join us to discuss the 60-year history of the popular annual vessel field guide up to the recent release of the new hardcover book "Know Your Ships: Decades" (an editors' choice highlighting the guide’s many outstanding images since its founding in 1959). Books will be available for sale and signing at the gift shop. Lectures are included in the

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December 2019

Christmas Tree Ship 2019

December 7, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
National Museum of the Great Lakes, 1701 Front Street
Toledo, OH 43605 United States
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Join us in welcoming the arrival of Santa Claus and a tugboat full of Christmas Trees! Spectators can watch Santa and his boatload of trees dock behind the museum around noon, pick-up pre-ordered trees and enjoy visiting the museum while munching on holiday snacks with Santa. Museum Admission is FREE between 10-1 a.m. that day. GET A TREE / GIVE A TREE: Get your Christmas Tree from Toledo’s very own “Christmas Tree Ship” OR donate a tree to a family

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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@nmgl.org. ________ Heroic Age of Diving by Jerry Kuntz During the 1840s and 1850s, during the infancy

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