**WEATHER NOTE: Due to unexpected summer heat, History Happy Hour is now taking place within the museum interior. Guests will have after-hour museum access to roam and explore our 11,000 square feet of interior exhibits.**
May 24, 2022 (Toledo, Ohio) – On Thursday, June 16 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m, the National Museum of the Great Lakes (NMGL) is partnering with North Cape Yacht Club to host their next History Happy Hour—Sailor Songs. The event will take place in front of the historic Col. James M. Schoonmaker Museum Ship and features singer, songwriter, and musician Lee Murdock, whose incredible talent works to celebrate the people who live, work, and play on the Great Lakes.
“Finding unique ways to bring Great Lakes history into people’s lives is why we created History Happy Hour, ” shares Kate Fineske, the museum’s Senior Director of Institutional Advancement. “Lee Murdock’s music combines ragtime, Irish, blues and folk styles with Great Lakes storytelling and brings together original compositions with music grounded in the sea shanty tradition. To bring in someone with this caliber of talent, finding the right partner was imperative. With North Cape’s membership and past support of our mission, we knew they were the perfect choice!”
North Cape Yacht Club is a private sailing club located on the shores of Lake Erie next to Toledo Beach in LaSalle, Michigan. They focus on the cultivation of racing and cruising sailboats. Lee Murdock is noted as a fluent instrumentalist on six and twelve string guitars. His musical influences span fifteen generations, and combine original compositions with traditional music.
Participants are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and/or blankets to enjoy the sights and sounds. Tickets are $30 for NMGL and North Cape Yatch Club members, and $35 for non-members and include light snacks, specialty drinks created by Toledo Spirits, beer, wine and soft drinks. For more information, call 419-214-5000, visit our event page here.