As our community transitions to a “new normal” during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Door County Maritime Museum wishes to continue to fulfill our mission to preserve and celebrate the rich maritime history of Door County and the Great Lakes. We want to continue to educate and engage our community, especially our area school-age population, currently dislocated from their routine, classrooms, teachers and peers. The Museum is working to make our educational resources available online as quickly as we can.
We were pleased to start with our Shipwrecks of Door County exhibit. Beginning March 23 and continuing through March 30, each day featured a different Door County shipwreck, with the history of the vessel at 9am and the tale of her final voyage at 3pm (along with a 10-question quiz). We are also working to develop lesson plans for this project, along with a FaceBook live virtual exhibit tour. Check out the DCMM YouTube page or clink the links below to view the videos:
- 3/23 – Louisiana (intro) (final voyage)
- 3/24 – Daniel Lyons (intro) (final voyage)
- 3/25 – Windsor (intro) (final voyage)
- 3/26 – DA Van Valkenberg (intro) (final voyage)
- 3/27 – Alvin Clark (intro) (final voyage)
- 3/28 – Lily Amoit (intro) (final voyage)
- 3/29 – Erie Hackley (intro) (final voyage)
- 3/30 – Cynthia (intro) (final voyage)
We are planning to bring our current exhibit Built for Battle: Sturgeon Bay Ships in World War II online by April 6. We hope to be able to offer Virtual Visits via video of DCMM exhibit areas, and possible behind-the-scenes videos with various staff members. Additional educational resources from the Museum’s extensive collections and archives will be made available in the coming days and weeks.