Maritime Archaeology and Shipwrecks of Wisconsin

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Name: Maritime Archaeology and Shipwrecks of Wisconsin
Date: January 29, 2019
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM CST
Event Description:
With cold, clear water, Wisconsin’s Great Lakes allow maritime archaeologists to document and record historic shipwrecks in incredible detail. On Tuesday, January 29, from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Verona Public Library, Maritime archaeologist Caitlin Zant will discuss how maritime archaeologists at the Wisconsin Historical Society successfully document and help preserve more than 700 shipwrecks in Wisconsin’s Great Lakes waters. Zant will explain what maritime archaeology is and how it can help us better understand Wisconsin’s history. She will also discuss how the state’s maritime history remains an important part of Wisconsin’s heritage today. The presentation will include photos and video of some historic Wisconsin shipwrecks. This presentation is part of a program series relating to the Wisconsin Historical Society traveling exhibit “Great Lakes Small Steams: How Water Shapes Wisconsin”, on display at the Verona Public Library from January 24 through February 19. The Wisconsin Historical Society gratefully acknowledges the Herzfeld Foundation, Wisconsin Humanities Council, and Ralph Evinrude Foundation for their generous support of "Great Lakes Small Streams." This presentation is free and open to the public. To register, or for information, visit, or call 608-845-7180. The Verona Public Library is located at 500 Silent Street.
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