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National Museum of the Great Lakes opening this weekend

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TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) -

Toledo will be the center of the maritime world this weekend with the grand opening of the National Museum of the Great Lakes.

They're keeping the inside under wraps for Saturday, but outside, the Museum features educational markers and a huge walkable map of the Great Lakes.

There was previous a small Great Lakes Museum of Vermillion, Ohio, but they ran out of space.  The City of Toledo happily welcomed them here.

The main museum building will have dozens of exhibits and artifacts, such as a life raft from the Edmund Fitzgerald, which sunk in Lake Superior.

A ribbon cutting will be held Saturday, April 26, at 10 a.m.

While there will be a section devoted to Toledo's role in the Great Lakes, the museum will highlight all five Great Lakes.

There are also multiple jobs available, as they're planning on keeping the museum open six days a week.

"We're looking for some different part-time positions within the museum.  We also will be hiring a full-time position for an education and programs manager," said Museum worker Anna Kolin.  "We will also be looking for a lot of volunteers."

The museum will be open Tuesday through Saturday from 10-5, and Sundays from 12-5.

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