April 26, 2017- The Richfield Historical Society invites you to “Wisconsin’s Underwater Treasures” on Thursday, April 27, 2017, at 7 p.m., at the Richfield Fire Hall, 2008 State Road 175, Richfield.
This program is part of the 2017 series of the Richfield Historical Society’s Monthly General Meeting Series which runs through May.
Admission is free and open to the public.
Matt Kadow, Education Program Coordinator, from the Wisconsin Maritime Museum, will share tales of Wisconsin’s underwater treasures. The cold and fresh waters of Lake Michigan, free of the salt that corrodes ocean vessels, have preserved hundreds of shipwrecks.
The Wisconsin Maritime Museum, one of Wisconsin’s most popular museums, is located on the shores of Lake Michigan. It is a place to learn about sailors, shipbuilders, and submariners.
The Museum has over 60,000 square feet of space in which to explore Wisconsin’s rich maritime history. The Museum was founded in 1970 as the Manitowoc Submarine Memorial Association to commemorate the maritime heritage of the Manitowoc-Two Rivers area and the submarines built there during World War II.
Today it is a leader in preserving the maritime history of Wisconsin and the Great Lakes Region.
For more information on how to become a member of the Richfield Historical Society and information about the General Meeting Program series, and to get information about all of their annual events, visit their website www.richfieldhistoricalsociety.org and stay connected to them on Facebook and Twitter. Funds raised at Richfield Historical Society events support the Society’s educational programs and maintenance of the Richfield Historical Park.
The mission of the Richfield Historical Society, a 501c3 non-profit corporation, is to discover, collect, preserve and promote the history of the Village of Richfield.