Marnie, the event of the Edmund Fitzgerald is one of those that seems to stick in my memory. I can remember that night. Living in Southern MN, we were experiencing similar weather. It was early for November storms. I can remember the news and the days that followed.
Not so long ago, I used the song by Lightfoot as an example of a ballad while teaching 8th grade music appreciation. I was able to connect a little American history to music and share a major event first hand, if you will.
The definitely were mesmerized by the story and went away knowing what a ballad is.
Now when I hear that song by Lightfoot, I still get chills.
Enjoy the concert and the museum. I'll be thinking of you.