Sturgeon Bay, Wis. (October 24, 2020) – On Saturday, October 31, the Door County Historical Society will be hosting a new event, Heritage Halloween, from 3-7pm at Heritage Village. Admission is free, but freewill donations will be accepted.
This year, the DCHS mission has been greatly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Annual festivals, including Root Beer Fest, Monday Dinner Programs, and Yesteryear Program were canceled. These events helped raise funds for the DCHS mission and they also raised organizational awareness throughout Door County communities.
“We have been sharing bite-sized Door County history stories on Facebook,” DCHS Executive Director Bailey Koepsel said, “but nothing connects us to the community like in-person events. This is why we will be hosting our first annual Heritage Halloween at Heritage Village in Sturgeon Bay.”
The necessary precautions will be in place at this family-friendly, open-air event. Masks are required and the “trick-or-treating” will consist of staff members handing out small bags of pre-portioned candy to anyone in costume. The buildings will be closed but decorated in the spirit of the season, and staff will be on porches telling riddles, rhymes, and short stories. Crossroads at Big Creek will be leading short hikes through the woods for guests to experience nature at night.
A small scavenger hunt is planned that encourages reading, counting, and color and animal identification. Anyone who completes the scavenger hunt will receive a little goody bag of Halloween trinkets and a Culver’s free scoop token!
This family-friendly event is scare-free and perfect for little ones. Costumes encouraged for all ages.