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October 2019

Educational Resource Fair

October 2, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
National Museum of the Great Lakes, 1701 Front Street
Toledo, OH 43605 United States
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FREE

Learn about Toledo-area educational resources from 12+ community organizations. Meet with the programming staff of northwest Ohio's best informal education institutions as well as learn about hidden gems to energize classroom instruction. Get access to classroom resources, sign up for field trips, learn about partnership opportunities and more at this free event! Open to all Educators and Non-profit Program Staff! That includes administrators, homeschooling educators, after school program coordinators and pre-service teachers. Each attendee will receive FREE ADMISSION to the National Museum of…

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Speakers Bureau – Independence Village Aurora

October 15, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Independence Village in Aurora, 505 South Chillicothe Rd
Aurora, OH 44202 United States
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Chris Gillcrist, Executive Director of the National Museum of the Great Lakes, will present "Black Friday - October 20, 1916" This program is open to residents of Independence Village - Aurora and their guests.

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Boo on the Boat

October 26, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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 one of Toledo's most historic haunts, the Col. James M. Schoonmaker Museum Ship. Trick or treat in costume from the pilot house to the galley and everywhere in between. Museum Admission Required. All children must be accompanied by a paid adult. $8 - Children (6-17),  $10 - Seniors (65+), $11 - Adults (18-64), Children 5 and under FREE, NMGL Members FREE Admission onto the Schoonmaker is included FREE with museum admission on…

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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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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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