Sturgeon Bay, Wis. (January 23, 2024) – Get ready to embark on a journey through history with the Door County Historical Society (DCHS)! We’re excited to extend a special invitation for not one, but two luncheons and eight dinners in the upcoming 2024 season, each brimming with captivating programs that promise an enriching experience for all attendees. Join us as we delve into the past in a delightful and informative way!
February 24, 2024 Luncheon at Stone Harbor Resort
To kick off the season, the first program will be held on Saturday, February 24, 2024, at the Stone Harbor Resort in Sturgeon Bay. The doors open at 11:30 am and lunch will be served at noon, followed by the program.
Discover the wonders of Door County Birds of Prey in a captivating presentation by the Open Door Bird Sanctuary and Rob Hults, Executive Director. Immerse yourself in the Sanctuary’s journey since its inception in 2010, nestled on 34 acres of pristine land, dedicated to environmental and wildlife education through live birds of prey and engaging programs.
But that’s not all – the February Luncheon will also feature the DCHS Endowment Fund Silent Auction, featuring an array of enticing products donated by local businesses. Dive into the thrill of bidding and a chance to win some wonderful items, knowing that your participation benefits the Endowment Fund. Every admission fee adds to the Door County Historical Society’s Endowment Fund, and the silent auction’s proceeds contribute even more to this noble cause. It’s not just an event; it’s a chance to make a difference while enjoying a day of enlightenment and community spirit.
March 23, 2024 Luncheon at the Sturgeon Bay Yacht Club
On March 23, 2024, enjoy an unforgettable luncheon experience at the Sturgeon Bay Yacht Club! The star of the show? None other than the captivating melaniejane from the Holiday Music Motel. You’ll be enthralled as she takes you on a journey through The Rise (and Fall) of Motels in America, unraveling the fascinating motel phenomenon of the 20th century and the intriguing history of the Holiday Music Motel.
Lunch includes your choice of Cherry Barbeque Meatloaf, Chicken Velouté, or the scrumptious Vegetarian Apple Gorgonzola Salad. The doors open at 11:30 am and lunch is served at noon, with the program to follow. This is an experience you won’t want to miss!
Future DCHS monthly programs in 2024 will be held in restaurants around Door County. In April, a dinner program at Al Johnson’s will feature the work of the Sister Bay Historical Society. The development of the Ahnapee Trail, led by Door County Parks Manager Tim Kazmierczak, will be featured at the May dinner program at the Door Country Event Venue. The remainder of the year contains programs filled with history including the Door County Historical Museum, the post office, the legacy of Leathem D. Smith, ghostly stories, and the history of the First Peoples in Door County.
Join DCHS for these unforgettable events, filled with engaging programs, delicious meals, and the opportunity to support the Endowment Fund through the silent auction. Each program costs $40 per person (DCHS members pay $35). Attendees should register at least one week in advance via mail, online at www.doorcountyhistoricalsociety.org, or by calling the office at 920-421-2332.
About the Door County Historical Society:
The Door County Historical Society, founded in 1926, is a non-profit organization dedicated to keeping history alive for future generations through the collection, preservation, and sharing of the heritage of Door County. The organization operates two interpretive sites: the Heritage Village at Big Creek in Sturgeon Bay and the Eagle Bluff Lighthouse Museum in Peninsula State Park. DCHS offers a variety of programs, events, and exhibits that highlight the history and culture of the Door County peninsula.