The Twinsburg Historical Society Museum will host a special presentation Feb. 20 at 7 p.m. to discuss the mystery of the "Lake Serpent."
Marine archaeologist Chris Kraska will present on his latest underwater endeavors. Highlights will include the recently discovered Lake Erie shipwreck tentatively identified as the "Lake Serpent." The ship left Put-In-Bay in October of 1829 and was never seen again.
Kraska will also talk about his involvement in the search for downed World War II B-24 and Halifax bombers off the coast of Italy. He will be joined by Burt K. Williams, a WWII veteran who flew with the 389th Bomb Group out of the United Kingdom from August 1944 through the war’s end. This will be an exciting evening as Kraska and Williams tell of their adventures and answer questions.
Kraska beeen a teacher in the Cleveland City School District for nearly 20 years and is currently at Charles W. Eliot. His degrees are in history, education and archaeology. He is a member of the Explorers Club, the Ohio Archaeological Council and the Society for Historical Archaeology. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and served as chairman of the Ohio Maritime Archaeological Survey Team from 2012-2018. He continues to look into maritime mysteries in other parts of the world.
He and his wife Laurie have a home in Twinsburg and a boat in Fort Pierce, Fla.
The historical society will host its regular open house Feb. 27 from 2 to 5 p.m. The museum is located on Darrow Road just south of Route 82. It is next to the Mailpouch Barn and shares a parking lot with Mr. Chicken. Visit www.twinsburghistoricalsociety.org, call 330-487-5565 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.