From ancient glaciers to today’s research and industry, water has always been at the heart of Wisconsin and Door County’s history. Made possible by the Wisconsin Historical Society, the Door County Maritime Museum is excited to be hosting the traveling exhibit, “Great Lakes, Small Streams: How Water Shapes Wisconsin.” The exhibit is currently displayed in the Reddin Bridge Room in Sturgeon Bay and will be displayed through November 5, 2017.
The Great Lakes region is home to one of the largest freshwater resources on the planet. The water shaped the landscape, history and communities of our state and supports us in many ways, from our economy, to travel, to our very survival. The “Great Lakes, Small Streams: How Water Shapes Wisconsin” exhibit explores our state’s long relationship with the water the impact we have had on our vast systems of waterways.
Learn more about the time in which Wisconsin was under the sea and about the glaciers that carved the Great Lakes as we know them today. Discover more on native tribes and how they used our waterways for almost every aspect of their lives. Absorb how water is the very reason we are settled here in Wisconsin, and Door County, today.
In the new exhibit investigate our relationship with water and ponder what you can do to help preserve it for future generations. From pollution to invasive species, our water is under siege. Find out how you can do your part to ensure we have clean, fresh water for ourselves and for the other species that depend on it.
Admission to the museum is $10 for adults, $5 for youth 5-17 and free for children 4 and under. The museum is open 10am-5pm daily. For more information, visit www.DCMM.org.