OSWEGO – The H. Lee White Maritime Museum at Oswego will be open free of charge on September 24 from 1-5 p.m. and offer a special history lecture at 1:30 p.m. as part of the annual Smithsonian Museum Day Live! campaign.
On this day only, participating museums across the United States embrace the spirit of the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington DC- based facilities by offering free admission to those who download a Museum Day Live! ticket.
Last year’s event drew more than 200,000 participants.
As part of this campaign, the H. Lee White Maritime Museum is pleased to present one of its 2016 history lectures with famed local author, sailor and advocate Susan Peterson Gateley on September 24 at 1:30 p.m.
Known for her previous works such as Legends and Lore of Lake Ontario and Maritime Tales of Lake Ontario, Gateley will present on her most recent work, a documentary and book titled Lake Ontario: A Quest for Hope.
Serving as a recent ecological history and present day overview of Lake Ontario, the feature length documentary features underwater and drone photography, explores lake shore marshes, views tributary fish runs, and provides an eagle’s eye view of Lake Ontario bluffs shorelines and islands.
The production team also sets sail aboard an antique schooner to visit and film a remote Canadian island.
Several experts on policy and the lake’s ecology also share what has been done and what more needs to happen to restore the lake’s web of life.
Portions of the documentary will be presented during her talk.
Gateley will have books available for purchase and the author will sign books after the event.
The author is well known for a series of books focused on sailing and Lake Ontario.
Just go to Smithsonian.com/museumday to access your free ticket.
Visitors who present the Museum Day Live! ticket gain free entrance for two at participating venues.
One ticket per household is permitted.
For more information about Museum Day Live! And a listing of participating museums and cultural institutions, please visit the Smithsonian.com/museumday website.
This lecture will be held at the Maritime Museum, on the West First Street Pier.
For more information about this program, or other museum activities, visit www.hlwmm.org or contact the museum at (315) 342-0480.