Event Date/Time: Sep 08, 2012 End Date/Time: Sep 09, 2012
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SPECIAL NAVY WEEK ACTIVITIES AT THE DOSSIN GREAT LAKES MUSEUM SEPTEMBER 8 AND 9

DETROIT - Join the Detroit Historical Society for a celebration of. Navy Week at the Dossin Great Lakes Museum on the weekend of September 8 – 9 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., supported by the Naval Sea Cadets and the Noble Odyssey Foundation and sponsored by American House Senior Living Communities.

Navy Week in Detroit is September 5 – 10, and the Society is planning a special weekend of free activities at the Dossin Great Lakes Museum on Belle Isle. Saturday’s activities feature:
• A celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Naval Cadet program;
• A viewing of Naval training ship, the Pride of Michigan, docked near the museum from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. where current and former Naval Sea Cadets will discuss the ship and their experiences on board;
• Films and presentations provided by Luke Clyburn at 12 and 2 p.m. on Great Lakes exploration, ecology and history, as well as the history of the Detroit River by the Noble Odyssey Foundation.
12 p.m.: an overview of the history of the Noble Odyssey Foundation, which is celebrating its 35th year, and a screening/discussion of their film “River Channels” with an update from this summer’s work at the Straits of Mackinac;
2 p.m.: a screening/discussion of the film “A Voyage into History.”
Sunday’s activities include:
• A celebration of Navy Veterans’ Day, which includes free admission for all veterans of the armed forces (all branches) and their families;
• Family activities from 12 – 3 p.m. in DeRoy Hall inside the museum, including testing your maritime skills as you label ports on the giant map of the Great Lakes, signal flag worksheets and rope tying;
• A special flag-raising ceremony at 1 p.m. outside the Museum;
• Special guided tours of the Museum and grounds.
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For more information, call (313) 833-1801 or visit detroithistorical.org.
The Dossin Museum, located at 100 Strand Drive on Belle Isle, is open Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free at the Museum; however, donations are welcome. During the week, the Museum is open for group tours by advance reservation. Permanent exhibits include the Miss Pepsi vintage 1950s championship hydroplane, a bow anchor from the S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald, the pilothouse from the Great Lakes freighter S.S. William Clay Ford, and one of the largest known collections of scale model ships in the world. New exhibits include To Scale: Great Lakes Model Ship Builders and Bells and Whistles, Flags and Flashes: Lost Languages of the Lakes. For more information, call (313) 833-5538 or visit www.detroithistorical.org.
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100 strand dr. belle isle
detroit
Michigan
United States
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