Thursday, September 23, 2010

Katy Spotz gets History Museum spotlight

Mentor's Katie Spotz solo row across the Atlantic Ocean this winter was a tremendous feat, chronicled as it happened in The News-Herald.

Now the intrepid traveler will recall her 70-day journey in a special program as part of the Cleveland Museum of Natural History's Explorer Series. Spotz' "Rowing the Atlantic" is set for 7:30 p.m., October 29 in the Museum's Murch Auditorium.

The Museum notes in its promotional material that the 22-year-old Spotz became the youngest person ever to row solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She departed on January 3, 2010 from Dakar, Senegal, Africa, and landed March 14, 2010, in Guyana, South America.

She will share stories from her adventures on the high seas, as well as discuss her philanthropic efforts.

The Cleveland Museum of Natural History annually presents its Explorer Series, a forum in which renowned scientists, authors and adventurers address topics relating to natural history, the natural sciences and challenges facing our environment.

Each evening begins at 5:30 p.m. with live music, Museum exhibitions and galleries, shopping and raffle sign up in the Museum Store, and food and beverages for purchase.

Following each program, there will be time for questions and answers.

Individual lecture ticket prices are: Museum Members: $8 for adults; $7 for students and seniors; Non-members: $10 for adults; $9 for students and seniors.

To order tickets, call 216-231-1177 or 800-317-9155, ext. 3279. Or order online at Tickets may also be purchased on the night of each presentation, if they are not sold out.

The Museum is located at 1 Wade Oval Drive in University Circle, 15 minutes east of downtown Cleveland.

- Jeffrey L. Frischkorn


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