Wisconsin Maritime Museum to Host a Variety of January Activities

 

MANITOWOC, Wis. — The Wisconsin Maritime Museum, 75 Maritime Dr., has a variety of activities scheduled for the month of January. Details regarding dates, times and cost are listed below.

  • Saturday, 5 January, 11:00-Noon: Saturday Learning Series: Wisconsin’s Dugout Canoes. University of Wisconsin student Ryan Smazal will share his year-long research project on these vessels and areas for possible future investigation. This research was done in conjunction with the Maritime Preservation and Archaeology Program at the Wisconsin Historical Society. Free for museum members, $5 for non-members.
  • Saturday, 5 January, 11:00-Noon: Saturday Learning Series: Wisconsin’s Dugout Canoes. University of Wisconsin student Ryan Smazal will share his year-long research project on these vessels and areas for possible future investigation. This research was done in conjunction with the Maritime Preservation and Archaeology Program at the Wisconsin Historical Society. Free for museum members, $5 for non-members.
  • Saturday, 12 January, 10-11 a.m. Smithsonian Saturdays: America’s Treasures. Visitors are invited to enjoy a screening of a Smithsonian Channel documentary. The National Museum of American History houses many of America’s greatest treasures and icons. Learn the stories of how they came to be a part of the museum’s collection, and meet the people who have restored some of these treasures. Free with museum admission.
  • Friday, 18 January, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. WMM Science Club: The Science of Moviemaking. The museum welcomes young scientists to a day of out-of-school learning at our science camp on the science behind filmmaking! WMM Science Club is geared towards children from 3rd to 6th grade but all children are welcome. $25/student with scholarships available.
  • Saturday, 19 January, 8-9 a.m. Sensory Friendly Morning. Geared towards families and children with disabilities, our Sensory Friendly Mornings provide a safe and engaging space for all. These mornings welcome visitors with disabilities to explore our exhibits and submarine in a comfortable and accepting environment. Free with advance registration. Please visit the special events page on the museum’s website for online registration.
  • Sunday, 20 January, 1 p.m. Submarine Nook and Cranny Tour. This is a behind the scenes look at a World War II submarine. These tours last approximately three hours. The tour includes ladders and smaller spaces. You must be 16 or older to participate. Space is limited so reservations are required. The cost is $15 per person, plus regular admission for non-members. To make reservations or for more information call Mike at (920) 684-0218 ext 106.
  • Saturday, 26 January, 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Below Deck: Behind the Scenes Collections Tour. This behind-the-scenes tour gives you unique access to the Museum’s collections and archival storage areas while learning about Wisconsin’s maritime history and all that goes into artifact preservation. A two-hour, curator-led tour of our world class collection and catered lunch with the Director of Collections at the museum is included with each ticket.Space is very limited so reserve your spot today. For more information, contact Tiffany Charles at tcharles@wisconsinmaritime.org. $35/museum member, $45/non-member
  • Saturday, 26 January, 1-2 p.m. Saturday Learning Series: The Eastland Disaster. Dr. Caitlyn Dial will discuss the EASTLAND’s history, the tragic events on the day of its sinking and how after a century, the tragedy remains the Great Lakes’ worst maritime disaster. Free for museum members, $5/non-member.

For more information, visit wisconsinmaritime.org or call (920) 374-4005.
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