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What's New
Toledo science center reinvents itself: COSI to be Imagination Station
The Toledo Blade (6/29)
When Toledo's science center reopens this fall, there will be a refreshed look, unique exhibits, and the promise of a brand new experience of fun and science.

Niagara Falls, Ontario: Massive sand sculptures commemorate War of 1812 anniversary in new Niagara Falls exhibit
The Cleveland Plain Dealer (6/11)
Inside the V2 Niagara gallery in Niagara Falls, Ontario, the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812 is commemorated by 25 larger-than-life sculptures of sand that depict key figures and scenes from the war.

Detroit River history showcased at community museum
CBC News (6/2)
SOS Saving Our Strait is a new exhibit at Windsor's Community Museum that depicts the cleanup effort in Detroit River over the last 60 years.

The Empress of Ireland: Remembering ‘Canada’s Titanic’
The Toronto Star (5/18)
The centennial of the sinking of the Empress of Ireland and the deaths of 1,012 passengers is being marked by exhibitions and memorials.

Marine Museum celebrates seasonal opening of the vessels May 17-18
Oswego County Today (5/12)
The H. Lee White Marine Museum in Oswego, N.Y., is gearing up for an exciting season full of events, new exhibits and even the first Lake Ontario CNY Lighthouse Challenge and it will open its vessels on May 17 in celebration of the new season.

COMMENTARY: Toledo’s newest museum is as great as the Lakes
The Toledo Blade (5/5)
You don't have to be a sailor or a fisherman to appreciate what the Great Lakes mean to the middle of America — economically, recreationally, historically, even emotionally.

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General Resources
Great Lakes Museums and Historic Vessels
Marine museums, associations and historic vessels in the Great Lakes region.

Lake Superior Marine Museum Association
LSMMA seeks to acquire, preserve and exhibit marine artifacts and to present programs pertaining to Lake Superior and to disseminate such information to the general public through museum attendance, newsletters and meetings.

Muséocapitale
Provides a listing of Québec's museums.

The Biosphère
Environment Canada
Opened in 1995 as the only museum of water in America dedicated to the St. Lawrence River and the Great Lakes, the Biosphère heightens public awareness of water's importance and the necessity to protect it.

U.S. Coast Guard Museum
Exhibits in the small and selective U.S. Coast Guard Museum span the two hundred year history of America's premier maritime service.

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State and Provincial Resources
ILLINOIS
Chicago Children's Museum
Hands On! Children's Art Museum of Chicago
Illinois State Museum System
Museum of Science and Industry
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
The Art Institute of Chicago
The Dusable Museum of African-American History
The Field Museum

 
INDIANA
Evansville Museum of Arts and Science
Indiana State Museum
Indiana University Art Museum
Indianapolis Museum of Art
Snite Museum of Art
The Children's Museum of Indianapolis

 
MICHIGAN
Dennos Museum Center
Detroit Institute of Arts
Great Lakes Children's Museum
Kalamazoo Institute of Arts
Kresge Art Center
Michigan Historical Museum
University of Michigan Museum of Art

 
MINNESOTA
Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum
Great Lakes Aquarium
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Minnesota Museum of American Art
Science Museum of Minnesota

 
NEW YORK
American Museum of Natural History
Brooklyn Museum of Art
Buffalo Museum of Science
Guggenheim Museum
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Museum of Modern Art
New York State Museum
Strong Museum

 
OHIO
Cincinnati Art Museum
Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art
Columbus Museum of Art
Great Lakes Science Center
Inland Seas Maritime Museum
The Kent State University Museum
The Miami University Art Museum
The Toledo Museum of Art

 
ONTARIO
Art Gallery of Ontario
Burlington Art Centre
Canadian Aviation Museum
Canadian Museum of Nature
Canadian Science and Technology Museum
Canadian War Museum
London Museum of Archaeology
Marine Museum of the Great Lakes at Kingston
McMichael Canadian Art Collection
Museum for Textiles
National Gallery of Canada
Ontario Science Center
Royal Ontario Museum
Thunder Bay Museum

 
PENNSYLVANIA
Andy Warhol Museum
Carnegie Museum of Art
Carnegie Museum of Natural History
Institute of Contemporary Art
Philadelphia Museum of Art
U.S. Brig Niagara

 
QUEBEC
Canadian Centre for Architecture
Canadian Museum of Civilization
McCord Museum of Canadian History
Montréal Museum of Archaeology and History
Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal
Musée de L'abeille (Honey Economuseum)
Musée de Québec
Museum of Civilization, Quebec City
The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

 
WISCONSIN
Geology Museum
House on the Rock
Kenosha Public Museum
Kenosha Public Museum
Madison Art Center
Madison's Children's Museum
Milwaukee Art Museum
Milwaukee Public Museum
Wisconsin Maritime Museum

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Related Resources
GLIN: Arts in the Great Lakes Region
GLIN: Festivals in the Great Lakes Region
GLIN: Historic Sites in the Great Lakes Region

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