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Wilmette Historical Museum presents, "Lost on the Lady Elgin"
Valerie Van Heest is the award-winning author of Lost on the LadyElgin, the story of the sidewheel steamer that sank off the North Shore coast in September, 1860, claiming more than 300 lives despite the valiant rescue efforts of people from Wilmette, Winnetka, and Evanston. It remains the
greatest open-water disaster in the history of the Great Lakes. Ms. Van Heest, a Wilmette native, will discuss how the tragedy unfolded, the rescue attempts, the re-discovery of the wreck in 1989, the legal battle that ensued, and her
own underwater excursions to document the vessel. Her book and dvd will be available for purchase. This event is free for members; $5 for non-Museum members.
|Where||Wilmette Historical Museum 609 Ridge Rd, Wilmette, IL 60091|
|Next on||This event is over.|
|Time||2:00 pm–3:00 pm|
|Who to bring||Everyone|
|Price||free for Museum members; $5 for non-Museum members|
More About Wilmette Historical Museum
The Wilmette Historical Museum is a historical landmark which both preserves and shares the history of Wilmette. Operated by the Wilmette Historical Society, this museum provides programs, including lectures, tours, exhibits and events which endeavor to provide information on the town's historic past and significance in Illinois. For membership information, or to learn about rental options, be sure to call the telephone number or visit the web address provided.