Celebrate Lake Superior Day!
Annually on the third Sunday in July.
Lake Superior Day is a special day that highlights the importance of the world's largest freshwater lake to the region's environment and economy. The Lake Superior Binational Forum invites you to celebrate the lake in your own special way.
The Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center will take part in the regional celebration of Lake Superior Days on Saturday, July 19 and Sunday, July 20. A variety of interactive exhibits, presentations and free history pier walking tours (weather permitting) will be featured from 10am to 4pm daily.
LAKE SUPERIOR MARITIME VISITOR CENTER
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center in Canal Park Duluth, Minnesota is offering a series of summer films between 12:00 pm and 4:00 pm beginning June 30 through Labor Day. A variety of Great Lakes topics are covered including shipping, natural history, shipwrecks, lighthouses, Soo Lock operations, and Duluth-Superior Harbor activities. Films will change weekly with over twenty different films offered throughout the summer.
The Visitor Center will also be offering the popular 30 minute Pier History Tours Thursday through Monday 1:15 pm and 3:15 pm. This walking tour will highlight the fascinating history of Canal Park.
The Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center will be open daily from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm through October 4th. There is never an admission charge to the Visitor Center or any of its programs. For information regarding specific programs and times, please contact the Visitor Center at (218) 720-5260, Ext 1.
CELEBRATING OUR MINNESOTA HISTORY: A Showcase
Join the Minnesota Historial Society for a free history open house.
Thursday, July 17 - 6-8 p.m.
Kitchi Gammi Club - 831 E. Superior Street, Duluth, MN
Come celebrate history in Duluth and along the North Shore! Join your fellow state and county historical society members to learn what's new in history and meet Minnesota State Archaelogist Scott Anfinson and Lee Radzak, Split Rock Lighthouse Site Manager.
6-8 p.m. Reception and social time
6:30 p.m. Welcome - D. Stephen Elliott, Director and CEO of the Minnesota Historical Society
6:40 - 7 p.m. Remarks by Scott Anfinson, Minnesota State Archaelogist "International Treasure - Minnesota's Lake Superior Shipwrecks"
RSVP by July 10 to mnhs.org/DuluthEvent
SUPERIOR PUBLIC MUSEUMS
Date: Saturday, September 27 2014
Time: 1 – 8pm
Location: SS Meteor Whaleback Museum on Barker’s Island, 300 Marina Drive, Superior WI
Contact Name: Stacie Buchanan
Phone: (715) 394-5712
Fax: (715) 394-2043
Daytime talks featuring local maritime topics. Dinner and a silent auction in the evening. Proceeds help to restore and preserve the SS Meteor, the last remaining whaleback freighter, and the legacy of Captain Alexander McDougall. Music, entertainment, cash bar. Reservations recommended.
VISITOR CENTER HOURSSummer Hours Open Daily 10:00 am - 9:00 pm