11/4 – Ozaukee County Historical Society (Cedarburg)
The Cedarburg Cultural Center was the venue for one of the largest shows in the 30-year history of Lights of the Lakes. 115 people made up a very engaged, enthusiastic audience. Both they and I enjoyed sharing the lore of our fantastic Great Lakes lighthouses in my hour-long presentation.
The Ozaukee County Historical Society hosted tonight’s program at their quarterly meeting. Prior to the show, OCHS created the above poster. Over 35 copies were posted at various locations throughout the community. The promotion worked well, as the OCHS staff had to keep bringing in more chairs as the audience grew well beyond the 75 people expected to attend.
11/7 – Home & Community Education (West Bend)
The final scheduled performance of Lights of the Lakes in 2019 took place on November 7th in West Bend, WI. Washington County Association for Home and Community Education (WAHCE) hosted the program. WAHCE is a nonprofit educational organization comprised of local women’s clubs in Washington County.
The group enjoyed the program and asked a lot of questions afterwards. Later, Janice Oestreich, HCE Chairperson wrote:
The “Lights of the Lakes” program is entertaining and educational. The photography of the lighthouses and shipwrecks was outstanding. Members came away with a better understanding of the treacherous hazards on the Great Lakes. Phil is very knowledgeable and the proof is in his program and his photography.