Port Washington Historical Society


Event Details


Stories from the Wreckage author presentation

Port Exploreum
August 5th at 7:00 pm
Stories from the Wreckage author presentation

Join us at the Port Exploreum for an exciting evening with author John Odin Jensen. John will be presenting and discussing his latest book, "Stories from the Wreckage".

John Odin Jensen examines a selection of Great Lakes shipwrecks of the wooden age for a deeper dive into this transformative chapter of maritime history. He mines the archaeological evidence and historic record to show how their tragic ends fit in with the larger narrative of Midwestern history. Featuring the underwater photography of maritime archaeologist Tamara Thomsen, this vibrant volume is a must-have for shipping enthusiasts as well as anyone interested in the power of water to shape history.

Books will be available for sale and John will be signing books.


    About the Port Exploreum

    May - October
    Thursday - Monday - 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Closed Tuesday & Wednesday

    November - April
    Friday - Monday - 11:00AM - 4:00PM
    Closed Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday

    Adults - $5
    Children 5 – 17 - $2
    Children Under 4 - Free

    Joint admission to the Port Exploreum and the 1860 Light Station:
    Adult - $8.00
    Child (5 - 17) - $3.00
    Children Under 4 - Free

    Military Discounts
    All Port Washington Historical Society Members receive free admission.
    Mailing Address:
    • Port Washington Historical Society
    • P.O. Box 491
    • Port Washington, WI 53074
    Phone: 262-284-2406