Fish Creek, Wis. (January 17, 2022) – In light of our community’s current COVID-19 surge, the subsequent burden on Door County Medical Center’s capacity and staff, and concern for community well-being, DCA is rescheduling its January 22 events—Door County Talks: Ho-Chunk History, and Coffeehouse: John Lewis and Friends—to Saturday, March 12.
On Saturday, March 12, Door Community Auditorium (DCA) will offer two events: a 10 a.m. “Door County Talks” presentation about the history of the Ho-Chunk Nation, and a 7 p.m. Fireside Coffeehouse Concert by Door County guitar wizard John Lewis and friends.
Door County Talks: Ho-Chunk History: Past, Present & Future with William “Nąąwącekǧize” Quackenbush
William “Nąąwącekǧize” Quackenbush will deliver this week’s Door County Talks presentation, entitled “Ho-Chunk History: Past, Present & Future,” at 10 a.m. on Saturday, January 22 on DCA’s main stage. This lecture will explore the history of the Ho-Chunk people, who have called Door County and its surrounding region home for thousands of years. Today the Ho-Chunk People continue to reside within their ancestral homelands despite many attempts to forcibly remove them from the fledgling State of Wisconsin in the 1800s. This presentation investigates the steeped history of the Ho-Chunk people in this area, as relayed through oral history reaching as far back as the last glacial episode and beyond.
Door County Talks are presented this year in conjunction with University of Wisconsin – Green Bay’s First Nations Program and The Door County Civility Project. This year—to allow for more spacing than DCA’s lobby affords—the talks will be held on the Auditorium’s main stage. The talks are free, but donations are gladly accepted. The Ridges Sanctuary and their partners will provide coffee and pastry service in exchange for donations to UWGB’s First Nations Program.
The format for each talk is as follows: Doors open at 9:30 a.m. for coffee and conversation. The first segment of the talk will last from approximately 10-10:45, followed by a 20-minute break. The second segment and Q&A will last from approximately 11:05 a.m.-12 p.m.
Fireside Coffeehouse Concert: John Lewis & Friends
At 7 p.m., also on DCA’s main stage, John Lewis and friends will perform. John Lewis is a full-time performing musician, guitarist, and educator currently based in Fish Creek, WI. John has performed extensively in the United States and beyond, appearing on the Oprah Show, at a
Presidential Inaugural Ball, and a number of iconic venues including The Cavern Club (Liverpool), Paradiso (Amsterdam), Shepherd’s Bush Empire (London), NBC Studios (Rockefeller Plaza, NY), and the Palace Theater (Hollywood, CA). He has published compositions as a songwriter and as a composer of contemporary instrumental music. Most recently, John has found himself performing locally at Northern Sky Theater and with Terry Murphy. He recently released an album, a collection of original songs entitled Graffiti.
Tickets for Lewis’s concert are $17.50. Seating is limited. Advance reservations are recommended and can be made at the DCA box office, located at 3926 Highway 42 in Fish Creek. The box office is open Monday-Friday, 12-5 p.m, and can also be reached on the phone at (920) 868-2728 or online at dcauditorium.org.
Please visit DCA’s website for most current Covid mitigation protocols. Those interested in watching a livestream rather than in person should check DCA’s website and Facebook page the week of the events for most current information.