Past Programs

Presented by Valerie van Heest
May 13, 2014
7:00 pm @ Lowell Township Hall
Please join the Lowell Area Historical Museum and the Friends of the Library for a program presented by Valerie van Heest.  She will tell the story of the “Fatal  Crossing” of NWA 2501.  The flight  left LaGuardia airport en-route to Minneapolis and as  this flight crossed Lake Michigan radio transmission was lost.  All 53 persons aboard were gone, making this the worst commercial aviation disaster of its time in 1950.   Over a half century later, nationally acclaimed author and explorer Clive Cussler teamed up with van Heest’s - Michigan Shipwreck  Research Association and set out to do what the government had been unable to do: discover the wreckage and solve the mystery of its loss. Van Heest’s  unexpected meeting with a victim's son prompts a search of a different kind, one that would be more illuminating than submerged sections of twisted aluminum. Learn firsthand the unfolding series of events that reveals that the answers are sometimes found in unexpected places Light refreshments will be served.
If you have any questions, please contact us at 897-7688.
Free will donation at the door