New Micro-Exhibit Is Next Featured Topic of Museum Lecture Series

October 29, 2021 (Toledo, Ohio) On Wednesday, November 10, at 7 p.m. the National Museum of the Great Lakes (NMGL) will present the second of three lectures in their annual fall lecture series titled The Making of Bradstreet’s Disaster. The presentation will explore the history and meaning behind the museum’s new micro-exhibit—Bradstreet’s Disaster.

“Between October 18-19, 1764 a great storm blew up and destroyed almost half a fleet of bateau and canoes being led by Col. John Bradstreet near Rocky River on the south shore of Lake Erie,” explains Carrie Sowden, the museum’s Archaeological & Research Director who provided curatorial oversight to the micro-exhibit and will be presenting the lecture. “Our goal is to provide a discussion around the exhibit artifacts, their discoveries, how they relate to Col. Bradstreet’s fleet, and the relationship between museum and artifact hunter.” 

The National Museum of the Great Lakes will offer this lecture as a hybrid event. For those joining in person at the museum, the exhibit will be open to tour before and after the presentation. Individuals joining virtually will have the opportunity to view the presentation and participate in the Q&A session during the live-streamed event. 

The lecture is free to all, but registration is required. Participants can choose when registering to take part in the lecture in-person at the museum or online via Zoom. Donations are encouraged and can be given upon registration.

For more information, call 419-214-5000, visit our event page here.