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National Museum of the Great Lakes

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March 2018

Spring Lecture Series: “Loving a Sailor, Past and Present”

March 21 @ 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

"Loving a Sailor, Past and Present" by Michelle Schmidt A journey through time to view and understand the trials and tribulations of sailors and their wives. How distance weather, and unknown perils shaped their lives and their love. How modern day sailors’ families have continued to survive, communicate, and thrive in this modern world. This program is free with museum admission. Members are always free. Registration is required. You can also register by calling 419.214.5000 ext. 200 or email reservations@inlandseas.org.…

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April 2018

Spring Lecture Series: “Johnson’s Island Prison Uncovered”

April 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

Johnson’s Island Prison Uncovered: An Archaeological Exploration of a Northern Civil War Prison in Lake Erie by Dr. David Bush, Chair, Friends and Descendants of Johnson's Island Civil War Prison Historical and archaeological evidence from the Johnson's Island Civil War Military Prison (Sandusky Bay, Lake Erie, Ohio) allows examination of the choices that POWs had during the American Civil War. Over 10,000 Confederate Officers were imprisoned at Johnson’s Island throughout the war. Newly confined Confederate officers had to cope with thoughts…

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May 2018

Spring Lecture Series: “Steam Comes to the Great Lakes”

May 2 @ 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

Steam Comes to the Great Lakes by Walter Lewis, Great Lakes Historian 2018 marks the 200th anniversary of steam on the upper Great Lakes (and the 201st anniversary for the Lakes as a whole). This presentation will explore the early story of steam around the Lakes and the particular challenges of bringing new technology to the edge of pioneer settlement and beyond. The story is populated by gentlemen and scoundrels, celebrations, breakdowns, shipwrecks and near misses and illustrated by a wide…

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