Lectures, Book Signings and Documentary Screenings:
A New Suite of Programming at the Wisconsin Maritime Museum
September-November 2018

MANITOWOC, Wis. – The Wisconsin Maritime Museum has announced their schedule of fall programs through November. The season of programming recently kicked off with a well-attended Educator Open House at the end of the August and it continues with a suite of programs that showcase the variety of issues within maritime history. From Sunrise Rooftop Yoga to shipwreck lectures to an After Hours Science Pub, there’s something for everyone this season at the Museum.

With the recent additional of Director of Education Abigail Diaz, the Education Department is heading in new and exciting directions. Diaz says, “My goal is for everyone in the community to see the Museum as a place for them. I want every person to see a program that speaks to them.”

Notable highlights of this season’s programming include Smithsonian Saturdays. As a proud Smithsonian Affiliate, the Museum has begun hosting movie screenings of select Smithsonian Channel documentaries on Saturdays from 10-11am. These screenings are included with general admission. On October 6th, the next Smithsonian Saturday will investigate The True Story of the Mary Celeste.

The Museum is also proud to host local author Shetan Noir on October 7 from 1-3pm as she presents on her upcoming book Lake Monsters and Odd Creatures of the Great Lakes. Books will be for sale at the event and Noir will sign copies after her presentation.

The Wisconsin Science Festival is this fall and the Museum is partnering with them for two events: an After Hours Science Pub on October 12 from 6-730 and a movie screening and lecture on October 13 from 10am-noon. The Science Pub will feature a scientist discussing Wisconsin’s Ice Age Trail while ice cold drinks are served. The signature cocktail of the event is the “Cold Fashioned”. Tickets can be purchased online and drink tickets are discounted when purchased in advance. On Saturday, the Museum will screen the Smithsonian Channel documentary An Ocean Mystery: The Missing Catch with Great Lakes connections presented afterwards by Sea Grant’s Dr. Titus Seilheimer.

This fall will also see the return of the Saturday Learning Series with a special talk given by Dr. Dick Boyd on “The Salvaging of the Alvin Clark” with a special movie screening on museum conservation. This two-hour event will be on November 3rd from 10am-noon.

Additional fall programs include a book club kick-off, Nook and Cranny tours of the USS Cobia, Girl Scouts Brownies Love Water Day and a community conversation on equity in education. Most events this fall are free, included with admission or just $5. Members of the Museum receive discounts on programs.

For more information on any of the upcoming programs, check out of the Museum’s website at www.wisconsinmaritime.org or call Abigail Diaz at (920) 374 4005.

Wisconsin Maritime Museum Background
Located in Manitowoc along the shores of Lake Michigan, the Wisconsin Maritime Museum is a great place to learn, play and explore the rich maritime history of Wisconsin and the Great Lakes region. The Wisconsin Maritime Museum offers visitors a unique experience learning about schooners, sailors, shipbuilders and submariners. Its interactive exhibits offer many opportunities for family fun. Founded in 1970, the Wisconsin Maritime Museum has grown into one of the largest maritime museums in the Midwest. In addition to commemorating the maritime heritage of the Manitowoc-Two Rivers area and the submarines built in the area during World War II, the Wisconsin Maritime Museum is a leader in preserving the maritime history of Wisconsin and the Great Lakes region.

For more information, visit www.wisconsinmaritime.org or call 1-920-374-4005.

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