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National Museum of the Great Lakes

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October 2019

Boo on the Boat

October 26 @ 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 @ 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

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

November 20 @ 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

Fall Lecture Series: “When It’s More than a Vacation, Henry Gorrill’s Trip to the North Shore, 1868”

December 11 @ 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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