Rouse Simmons is subject of MCHS Hungry for History Program

January 03, 2018
The Manitowoc County Historical Society will look at the history of the Rouse Simmons in its upcoming Hungry for History program on Thursday, February 8 at 5:30 pm at the Holiday Inn – Manitowoc (4601 Calumet Avenue).  Best-selling author and storyteller Rochelle Pennington will host a presentation that will explore the tragic loss of the Great Lakes schooner Rouse Simmons, better known as “The Christmas Tree Ship,” during a November gale in 1912.
A catered meal will follow the program. Advanced registration required by calling (920) 684-4445, registering at the McAllister House Welcome Center, or visiting the Manitowoc County Historical Society’s website at The cost is $20 Members and $25 Non-members. Doors will open at 5 pm for the program. The presentation will begin at 5:30 pm with a meal to follow.
Additional Hungry for History series programs will take place including “Victorians' Secrets: The Revealing History of Women's Underwear” on March 29.
For more information on the Hungry for History series or to register, call the Manitowoc County Historical Society at (920) 684-4445.  The series is a program organized by the Manitowoc County Historical Society, a private, non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization, operating the McAllister House Welcome Center and the historic structures of Pinecrest Historical Village. 
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Amy Meyer, Executive Director
(920) 684-4445