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Kiss the Fish Toledo

In honor of a major effort to re-establish powerful, ancient lake sturgeon in the Maumee River this fall, the Toledo History Museum and the Toledo Public Schools have launched a ‘Kiss the Fish Toledo’ campaign with a pop-up exhibit that will be appearing at area festivals and fairs throughout the summer.

“We’ve partnered with the Art Department at Bowsher High School to build a 12’ long realistic sculpture of a lake sturgeon,” said Amy Danforth, Committee Chair with the Toledo History Museum. “Teachers and students created the sculpture while the Toledo History Museum researched the narrative of the sturgeon’s historic impact on our area,” Danforth added.

The sturgeon sculpture will be making appearances around the Toledo area this summer and fall. It is currently on display at the National Museum of the Great Lakes.  The public is invited to visit the pop-up exhibit and learn about the ancient fish, take a ‘kiss the fish’ selfie and post it on social media with the hashtag, #kissthefishtoledo. Below are the results of the fun we've been having with our Kiss the Fish Toledo Campaign...