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Lecture & Music Series Schedule

img-2129.jpgSaturday, April 29, 2017


Music by Mark Beery: 9 - 11 a.m.

Lecture: 11 a.m. - Noon
Mary McCarthy, Author and Lecturer
Lecture title: "Beach Marbles from the Great Lakes and Beyond"

Marble manufacturing began in Ohio, making the Great Lakes region a desirable hunting ground. This lecture will explore the origins and history of beach marbles. Mary explains why marbles wash up on beaches around the world and will share her collection from over 20 international countries and waterways.

Music by Mark Beery: Noon - 1 p.m.

Lecture: 1 - 2 p.m.
Brian Gula, Environmental Education Specialist
Lecture title: "Joe Root: King of the Peninsula"

Brian Gula, Environmental Education Specialist - Take a ride through history with legendary hermit of Presque Isle, Joe Root. This captivating story of Joe Root’s life in the late 1800’s will be told in first person narration. Entertainment for all!

Music by Mark Beery: 2 - 3 p.m.

Lecture: 3 - 4 p.m.
Richard LaMotte, Author and Lecturer
Lecture title: “What's Inside Your Collection”

What treasures and history lie within your collection? Pure Sea Glass author Richard LaMotte takes you from the basics to the next level of sea glass identification. Following this lecture, you should be able to uncover hidden clues you never knew were there.

Music by Mark Beery: 4 - 5 p.m.


Sunday, April 30, 2017


Music by Sam Hyman: 10 - 11 a.m.

Lecture: 11 a.m. - Noon
Meg Carter, Jeweler

With every piece of sea glass found, a spontaneous reaction occurs. That reaction is based on the color of your treasured find! But what is that color’s name? Wanting an easy and recognizable reference guide, Meg Carter created the Carter Sea Glass Color and Rarity chart. Learn all about the process and story behind the creation directly from the artist.

Music by Sam Hyman: 10 - 11 a.m.

Lecture: 1 - 2 p.m.
Scott McKenzie Assistant Professor, Geology; Paleontology Director Mercyhurst University
Lecture title: "Beach Surprises"

Join Scott once again as he ‘wows’ the audience with his uncanny style and charm. Scott’s fascinating collection of beach surprises will inspire you to re-think your next beach combing adventure! Fun, factual and informative!

Music resumes from 3 - 5 p.m.