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Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (50+) pres.

Let's Visit Port Huron

An OLLI Day Trip on August 6

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Port Huron, the largest and oldest Blue Water community on Lake Huron, is considered the maritime capital of the Great Lakes. It is home to the Fort Gratiot Lighthouse, the oldest lighthouse in Michigan. Where the water was too deep to construct a physical lighthouse, we find the Huron Lightship, an anchored “floating lighthouse.”

The Carnegie Center, also known as the Port Huron Museum, is proud to display the largest ship model collection throughout Michigan. The Museum is home to objects and archival items relating to pre-history, history, and culture of the Blue Water area.

Thomas Edison spent much of his childhood in Port Huron. The Thomas Edison Depot Museum was established inside the very depot where Edison worked as a news reporter from 1860 to 1863. It stands directly behind the Blue Water Bridge and contains hands-on exhibits of his experiments and inventions.

Plan to join us on this upcoming summer-day treat. Lunch will be at Freighters Restaurant. Box dinners, prepared by Freighters, will be available on the bus on the return trip to Ann Arbor. Closed toe shoes are required for the tour.

Registrants for this trip can attend the pre-trip event, “The Michigan Lighthouse Landmark Legacy” on May 29 free, but they must still register for the event.

The price of the trip includes bus transportation, lunch, snacks, gratuities.

This trip for those 50 and over will take place on Tuesday, August 6 from 7:30 a.m. to 6:45 p.m., however you must register for the trip early and there are no refunds without replacements inside 30 days of trip departure.

Please see the OLLI Web Site for additional information.
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