Tuesday, March 22, 2022 (Toledo, Ohio) – The National Museum of the Great Lakes (NMGL) has installed a new micro exhibit in partnership with Heritage Sylvania exploring the important role Northwest Ohio and the Great Lakes played in the Underground Railroad during the 1850s and 60s. The exhibit is included with general admission and, to encourage visits particularly during the Spring Break season, the museum is offering a “Buy 1 Adult Ticket, Get 1 Youth Ticket Free” online promotion through April 22.
“The micro exhibit is meant to expose individuals to the inspiring history of the Underground Railroad through written records and artifacts,” explains Ellen Kennedy, Education and Visitor Experience Director at the National Museum of the Great Lakes. “Given its proximity to the Michigan border, much of Northwest Ohio, played a pivotal role as one of the last Underground Railroad stops before the Great Lakes, Canada, and freedom.”
The Underground Railroad Micro Exhibit is the second partnership project between Heritage Sylvania and the National Museum of the Great Lakes. The first included a lecture on the same topic which took place on February 23 of this year. The recording of the lecture can be found on NMGLs YouTube page. The new micro exhibit will be open until June 16.
Since the timing of the exhibit opening coincides with many educational institutions’ spring breaks, the museum decided to also offer a spring break special to encourage families to seek out educational opportunities within our region. Individuals wishing to take advantage of the micro exhibit during the Spring Break promotion, must purchase tickets online to the National Museum of the Great Lakes. To pre-purchase discounted museum admission tickets using the Spring Break Promotion, visit nmglstore.org, select any admission ticket date between March 23 and April 23, and add an adult and youth admission ticket to your cart. The discount will be automatically applied at checkout.
For more information, call 419-214-5000, visit our event page here.