See below for a list of exciting upcoming event at the Museum's national historic site location at 55 Ontario St!

Nautical Nights Autumn Event. Nevery Say P*G with author Bruce Macdonald

Minerva Film Premiere

Thursday November 17, 2022, 7:30pm at The Spire, 82 Sydenham St.

Heritage meets the arts for the dramatic telling of the story of Minerva McCrimmon - local sailor and heroine from Prince Edward County. In partnership with author-artist Suzanne Pasternak, the Marine Museum of the Great Lakes is delighted to host the premiere of Minerva.
Born out of the dramatic global collapse of the performing arts industry during the pandemic, new life was breathed into Suzanne Pasternak’s acclaimed folk opera Minerva. Thanks to a residency at the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts at Queen’s University, Suzanne and co-author and composer Tom Leighton were able to redefine their epic work under the Isabel’s “Imagine Project”. This program, funded by the Ballytobin Foundation, gave performing artists a chance to reimagine their works under the suppression of the world-wide pandemic, using state of the art multimedia facilities at the Isabel. Suzanne and Tom, along with a first rate creative team, were able to create a multimedia film that combined the music and story of Minerva along with video. November 17 will see the world premiere of this film.

General admission is $35 per person and VIP tickets are $75 per person. VIP ticket holders are invited to join us for a reception in the Spire’s Lower Hall from 6:30-7:15pm featuring a ‘sneak peak’ performance and Q&A with Suzanne. Thanks to Suzanne’s generosity, proceeds of this event will support the Marine Museum and its work to rebuild following its return to 55 Ontario St. in October 2021. Copies of Suzanne's novella will be available for sale at the event.


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SPLASH Day at the Marine Museum - PA Day program

SPLASH Day at the Museum (PA Day Program)

Friday  November 25, 2022, 9am to 4pm

Sail the seas of knowledge with the Marine Museum during our first ever SPLASH Day on November 25! This special day of guided activities offers campers between the ages of 6 and 11 a chance to ‘sail’, Play and Learn about subjects through programs that combine the Arts, Science and Heritage. Together, these pieces make our SPLASH Day special!

On November 25, SPLASH Day campers will learn the science and history behind shipbuilding and operation on the Great Lakes, testing their knowledge by designing their own boats and through other boat-related crafts and activities. We cannot wait to see what you create!

Age: 6-11
Cost: $50 plus tax