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By Myles Dannhausen / Friday, Jan. 29, 2016 09:27 am
Historical Society Acquires Trove of Interviews From Collection of John Enigl
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EGG HARBOR, WI (January 29, 2016) – The Egg Harbor Historical Society acquired a treasure trove of Door County History in January when John Enigl turned over his archive of 202 audiotapes of interviews conducted throughout his writing career.

Enigl, who wrote about history, agriculture, and community events for the Door County Advocate for more than 20 years, donated the material to the society, which will catalog the interviews. The historical society plans to create a searchable database of the interviews and multimedia projects from the archive which includes interviews with scores of notable people in Door County history.

“We’re extremely grateful to John not only for giving us the tapes to archive, but also for his work as a historian and his foresight in holding on to these tapes for so many years,” said Egg Harbor Historical Society President Jim Petersen. “We’re fortunate to have the opportunity to put a voice to the names of so many of Door County’s historical figures.”

Bookmobile Efforts Progress

The historical society also allocated $22,000 to repower the old Door County Bookmobile and get it back on the road. Additional fundraising is in the works to restore the bookmobile and turn it into a multimedia traveling historical showcase.
The historical society acquired the bookmobile from John Enigl in 2013 after it sat dormant for more than 25 years.

Egg Harbor School Reunion June 26

The historical society will host a reunion for those who attended the old Egg Harbor elementary school June 26, 2016. The reunion will be held on the grounds of the old school next to the Egg Harbor Village Fire Station on Harbor School Road from 11am - 3pm. The reunion will include a picnic lunch and a dedication of a plaque recognizing the school and the old Pleasant View School that once stood near the corner of Harbor School Road and Memorial Drive.
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