By author, Valerie van Heest
Holland-based explorer Valerie van Heest, author of the book Fatal Crossing, will share the tragic story of the disappearance of Northwest Airlines Flight 2501 somewhere in the waters off South Haven in 1950, and her efforts to find the wreckage, solve the mystery of its disappearance, and provide closure for the families of the 58 victims. Her program and her book will reveal that the answers are sometimes found in unexpected places. She will have copies of her book available and will do a book signing after the program.
Valerie van Heest is an underwater explorer with the Michigan Shipwreck Research Association, a museum exhibit designer, and the author of seven nonfiction books about local history. She has appeared on numerous television and news programs sharing the stories of her adventures in history.