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Maritime Speaker Series: Dan Heibler “Myths and Mysteries: Legends and Lore of our Great Lakes”
April 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
CANCELED: This presentation of the Door County Medical Center Maritime Speaker Series will will feature historian Dan Heibler taking about “Myths and Mysteries: Legends and Lore of our Great Lakes”.
The Door County Medical Center Maritime Speaker Series programs are held the first Thursday of each month, October through May, beginning at 7pm. The Maritime Speaker Series is held in the Reddin Bridge Room at the Door County Maritime Museum in Sturgeon Bay, 120 North Madison Avenue. Admission is free of charge with a suggested non-perishable food donation.
Heibler will ask and answer several mysterious questions about the Great Lakes:
Why did the Fitz have to die?
Who came first: Minoans or Vikings?
What is the Eastland Disaster and why is it called the “Poor-man’s Titanic”?
What was it like a long time ago in the Great Lakes Region?
As part of an on-going partnership between the Museum and Northern Sky Theater, this presentation of the Maritime Speaker Series will also feature a special appearance by Craig Konowalski and Michael Raye. They will perform two songs from the musical Song of the Inland Seas, which Northern Sky will produce this summer. Raye and Konowalski first performed the musical together in 1972; Konowalski will be a featured performer in the summer 2020 production.
Dan Heibler is a docent and historian at North Point Lighthouse in Milwaukee and the Waukesha County Historical Museum. He frequently lectures and talks about “Our Great Lakes” and the American Civil War. He was born and raised in Milwaukee’s Menomonee River Valley, where he acquired his love of the Great Lakes and the ships that sail them. The first large ship he was ever on was the Edmund Fitzgerald in 1959. He is a retired Deputy Sheriff in Waukesha County specializing in Disaster Management, with a degree in Meteorology.
The Door County Medical Center Maritime Speaker Series offers an assortment of monthly programs dealing with everything from historical topics to current issues affecting the Great Lakes and the economy that relies on them. Additional support for the Door County Medical Center Maritime Speaker Series is provided by Foremost Resorts, The Lodge at Leathem Smith, Westwood Shores and the Sister Bay Bowl.
The final presentation of the 2019-2020 Door County Medical Center Maritime Speaker Series on May 7th will feature author Wes Oleszewski talking about “World War II & The Great Lakes”.
- October 3 – Dan Heibler: “Ghost Stories of the Great Lakes”
- November 7 – DCMM Volunteers: “The 100-Year History of the Tug John Purves”
- December 5 – Paul Kuenn: “What it Means to be a Friend of Plum and Pilot Island”
- January 9 – Daniel LaMere: “The ABCs of ABS and the Winter Fleet”
- February 6 – Dr. Don Mikulic: “The Ledge, the Lake, and the Limestone”
- March 5 – DCMM Curator Rhys Kuzdas: “Built for Battle: Sturgeon Bay and World War II”
- April 2 – Dan Heibler: “Myths and Mysteries: Legends and Lore of our Great Lakes”
- May 7 – Wes Oleszewski: “World War II & The Great Lakes”
- April 2
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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- Maritime Speaker Series