Temporary Exhibits & Displays

Ebb & Flow

October 1, 2022 – March 6, 2023

Fluid lines and contoured brush strokes come together in the Wisconsin Maritime Museum’s latest exhibition, Ebb & Flow.  This collaborative exhibit is a reflection of the life aquatic and features 23 artists from the Lakeshore Artists Guild and the Green Bay Art Colony. Contemporary works include paintings, mixed media, ceramic sculpture, and more.

Towers of Power

January 2023 – January 2024

Towers of Power represents over 100 years of Midwestern marine design and engineering.  Over 50 outboard motors are on display and represent only a fraction of the 400+ outboard motors in the Wisconsin Maritime Museum Collection. The majority of the collection was amassed by Orlin C. Johnson (1924-2002) of Staunton, Illinois. Johnson was a champion bass fisherman and he built a substantial and well documented collection, including some of the earliest examples of outboard motors known.

Great Lakes Lore and Legends

The Great Lakes have had a major impact on the cultures and traditions of the different people living along its shorelines for thousands of years. Specifically, the oral traditions that have origins in these lakes have created a sense of mystery and legend surrounding the shores. This exhibit takes a closer look at some of these legendary stories. 

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