Christopher Gillcrist, executive director of the Great Lakes Historical Society, will speak to the public Thursday, March 21 about the National Museum of the Great Lakes expected to open in September at the Marina District in East Toledo.
Gillcrist will describe new exhibits and the process used to create them. He will also talk about the objectives for the museum and how it will be funded.
The museum will be located in the Toledo Marina building adjacent to the relocated S.S. Schoonmaker Museum ship.
There will exhibits on Great Lakes exploration, settlement, industry and shipwrecks.
The presentation will be held at Hope Church, 5650 Starr Ave. on the Starr Extension off Wynn Road in Oregon (behind the Oregon Rec Center). The East Toledo Club is sponsoring the talk which will begin at 12:30, following the club’s monthly luncheon. The public is invited. RSVP to Jodi Gross at 419-691-1429, ext 213.