Find out the important part ships play in providing for our needs and wants. Investigate how a special mailboat brings letters and packages to crews on the Detroit River. Enjoy a cargo matching activity and write a message to the crew of a Great Lakes freighter!
Long before Europeans came to our state, Native Americans depended on the waters of Wisconsin. Using posters, objects, and Native American vocabulary, we will explore water’s importance for trade, travel, and food among Wisconsin’s native people, and how that need for water is one of our connections with the people of the past.
Use clues to explore Wisconsin’s many waterways in this history/geography based activity. Can you figure out the names of the waterways before your time is up? Here’s your chance to find out.
Learn a bit of shipwreck history told by museum educators, then imitate shipwreck divers while identifying artifacts and objects that could have been found on shipwrecks in the Great Lakes. Teachers, choose from the story of the immigrant ship Phoenix, the schooner Rouse Simmons, or passenger steamer Eastland.