Christopher Gillcrist, Executive Director of the National Museum of the Great Lakes, will be the first speaker in the Catawba Island Historical Society’s Culture Lecture Series this year.
Gillcrist will talk about the archeological survey conducted by the National Museum of the Great Lakes, and its partners, for the precise location of the Battle of Lake Erie on Sept. 10, 1813. He will cover the naval engagement, the search, and the results of the investigation.
Other War of 1812 underwater archaeological sites in Lake Ontario and Lake Huron will also be discussed.
The presentation, and opportunity for questions from the audience, will take place at the Catawba Island Community Hall. It will begin at 6 p.m. on Wednesday June 8. The public is invited to the free event.
Gillcrist has Master’s in History from John Carroll University, is an Associate Professor of History at Notre Dame College of Ohio and Instructor of History at Ursuline College. He has also served as Executive Director of the Lake County Historical Society.
For more information contact the Catawba Island Historical Society at 419-967-5363.