2021 Calendar of Events

We have a fun line up planned for this year! Stay tuned for updates. 
In-person events may be impacted by COVID-19 restrictions and guidance,
lease call the museum at 231-256-7475 to check on the status of in-person events.

 Join us for monthly virtual programs via Zoom for fun local history wherever you may be enjoying summer from in 2021.

April 28th, 7pm
Seeking the Lord: The Search for the JARVIS LORD Shipwreck
Registration: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_bUI6PKfxSI-yjBwGXPq5gw

Join shipwreck hunter and author Ross Richardson in exploring the depths of northern Lake Michigan while looking for lost ships and a missing aircraft. Dive down to Lake Michigan’s newest shipwreck discovery and meander through the histories and mysteries of the Manitou Passage, the most dangerous place in Lake Michigan.
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About the Presenter: Author and shipwreck hunter Ross Richardson has spent the last two decades exploring the bottom of the Great Lakes and discovering and documenting long lost shipwrecks. His website, michiganmysteries.com, is dedicated to the stories of the missing ships, missing aircraft and missing persons of the Michigan Region.

May 20th, 7pm
Tracking The Sleeping Bear

Presented by Elliot Singer
Link to be Released

Origin Legends of the Sleeping Bear and of the Manitou Islands

June 23rd, 7pm
The Story Behind the Clinton F. Woolsey Memorial Airport in Northport
Presented by M. Christine Byron & Thomas R. Wilson
Link to be Released

You may have driven by the Woolsey Airport and noticed the charming stone building and grass landing strips and wondered who was this Woolsey person and why is this airport named after him? Amateur historians Christine Byron & Tom Wilson will touch on the history of the Woolsey family in Northport, delve into the story of Clinton Woolsey’s epic adventure and his untimely death, and chronicle the founding of the Clinton F. Woolsey Memorial Airport. Byron and Wilson were part of a team that applied for a Michigan Historical Marker for the airport and will explain how the process works.