June 3, 2021 (Toledo, Ohio) – On Thursday, July 1 from 5 – 7:30 p.m. the National Museum of the Great Lakes will host “History Happy Hour: Sailor Stories.” The event allows guests to enjoy happy hour drinks while exploring the Col. James M. Schoonmaker Museum Ship to learn more about its history—from early years on the lakes to the current restoration efforts.
“Our History Happy Hour series is meant to mix maritime history with everyday fun by providing a unique interactive experience,” says Kate Fineske, the museum’s Senior Director of Institutional Advancement. “Guests will tour the 617-foot lake freighter and visit multiple docent-led history stations while mixing and mingling with friends and taking in breathtaking views of beautiful downtown Toledo and the Maumee River.”
History Happy Hour: Sailor Stories is the first in what the museum hopes will be a series of events offering themed, after-hour access to the museum and its various exhibits. The event costs $25 for members or $30 for non-members and includes two drinks, snacks, and after-hour touring of the Col. James M. Schoonmaker Museum Ship with interactive story-telling.