Upcoming Conference & Meeting

2021 Maritime History Conference
& Association Membership Meeting

September 9-11, Erie Maritime Museum and Flagship Niagara League, Erie, Pennsylvania

Thursday, September 9 – Member Reception from 6-8 pm at a venue (TBD) on Dobbins Landing near Erie Maritime Museum.

Friday, September 10 – Annual Membership Meeting, Member Roundtable, Tour of Flagship Niagara and Lettie G. Howard, Battle of Lake Erie Anniversary Memorial Ceremony.

Saturday, September 11 Maritime History Conference includes presentations by our Erie hosts, as well as Jim Kennard, Walter Lewis, and Ric Mixter. The Roundtable Panel will focus on Underwater Sanctuaries project status, featuring NOAA representatives from various Great Lakes.

The Annual Awards Dinner will honor both 2020 and 2021 winners. Keynote speaker Timothy Runyan, chairman of the National Maritime Alliance and founding member of the AGLMH, will explore sustainable maritime heritage opportunities for Great Lakes institutions and programs.

Register for the Conference via Eventbrite Here

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Or Download Conference Brochure Here

Conference Hotel in foreground. Erie Maritime Museum and the US Brig Niagara are immediately next door.
Conference Hotel

A block of hotel rooms has been held for AGLMH at the Hampton Inn & Suites Erie Bayfront priced at $159 per night.* This location has ideal access to the Thursday Reception, Friday Meeting and Tour, and Saturday Conference. The above photograph shows the hotel on the left and the Erie Maritime Museum on the right. Additionally, this facility is practically new, having opened last summer to not many guests.

* – [Please note that the previous room block, booked last year at a lower price, sold out quicker than expected. Bookings recently have soared and this is reflected in the new price, which is still $60 cheaper than list price. Guess the pandemic is officially over.]

Hotel contact information: (814) 920-9640 or https://www.hilton.com/en/hotels/eribfhx-hampton-suites-erie-bayfront/

Link to online AGLMH booking here: https://www.hilton.com/en/book/reservation/deeplink/?ctyhocn=ERIBFHX&groupCode=CHHLAK&arrivaldate=2021-09-09&departuredate=2021-09-12&cid=OM,WW,HILTONLINK,EN,DirectLink&fromId=HILTONLINKDIRECT

Another suggested lodging option is the Cobblestone Hotel about a half mile west on the W. Bayfront Parkway. No rooms are reserved.