Second Wave blog progress updates

Stay in the know on our Second Wave expansion progress with our regular blog updates. We’ll be sharing construction updates, exclusive interviews with project partners, donor highlights, and more!

Laying the Groundwork: The Second Wave Expansion Progress

More progress is underway at the National Museum of the Great Lakes during our Second Wave construction project. Currently, our construction team is busy completing the foundation, marking a significant

Second wave progress report

Building the Future of Great Lakes Conversations

The foundation of our future is in progress. We’re excited to update you on our Second Wave expansion journey. This initiative marks a significant step in enhancing our storytelling, educational

Second Wave Progress Report

Second Wave Construction is Officially Underway

We are thrilled to share that construction for the Second Wave expansion of the National Museum of the Great Lakes has officially begun. Partnering with The Lathrop Company as our


Introducing The Second Wave — our capital campaign that’s about more than just construction. It’s about creating a hub where all Great Lakes conversations happen. By supporting this endeavor, you’re not just contributing to bricks and mortar — you’re actively preserving Great Lakes history, fueling ongoing education, revitalizing neighborhoods, and boosting the economic vitality of our region.

We can’t do this without you. Whether it’s a one-time gift or a recurring pledge, your donation propels us toward our goal.

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