Chautauqua Lecture Series: The Marquette and Bessemer #2

 Thursday, July 15, 2021 
10:30am-12:00pm  
Orchestra Hall

This talk takes a look at the history and the mystery behind the sinking of the Marquette and Bessemer #2, which occurred on December 7, 1909.

Speaker: Ellen Kennedy, Education & Visitor Experience Director

Ellen Kennedy is the Education and Visitor Experience Director for the National Museum of the Great Lakes. She has a Bachelor's degree in history from Clemson University and a Master's degree in history and museum studies from the University of North Carolina Greensboro. She worked at several historic sites before joining the staff of the National Museum of the Great Lakes in June of 2015.


The National Museum of the Great Lakes

Great Lakes are not only the most important natural resource in the world, but they also represent thousands of years of history. The lakes have dramatically impacted the social, economic and political history of the North American continent. The National Museum of the Great Lakes tells the awe-inspiring stories of our Great Lakes through breathtaking photography, over 300 incredible artifacts, a number of powerful audiovisual displays and 40 hands-on interactive exhibits including the 617-foot iron ore freighter Col. James M. Schoonmaker Museum Ship and the historic Museum Tug Ohio. Click here to explore the museum and the Schoonmaker. Lakeside is excited to partner with the National Museum of the Great Lakes in bring lectures and programs to Lakeside Chautauqua.

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