Sturgeon Bay, Wis. (November 17, 2022) – The Door County Historical Society will host author Corey Geiger, to discuss his book On a Wisconsin Family Farm – Historic Tales of Character, Community and Culture. The program will be presented in conjunction with the DCHS Membership Annual meeting, on November 28, 2022 at Prince of Peace Church in Sturgeon Bay. The Annual Meeting for DCHS members will begin at 5:15pm. Dinner, catered by Scaturo’s, will be served at 6:oopm and the program with Corey Geiger will begin at 7:00pm. Cost to attend is $25 for DCHS members and $30 for non-members. Registration deadline is Nov 21. Participants can register online or by calling 920-421-2332.
Corey Geiger, international agricultural journalist, pairs his rural roots and lively storytelling talents to capture six generations of local tales. On a Wisconsin Family Farm flings the barn doors wide open to a cast of characters that built America’s Dairyland. A maternal maverick, Anna Satorie, went against cultural norms and became the sole owner of her family’s homestead in 1905. The next year, Anna married John Burich, and the couple went about building a thrifty family farm. Pioneer life was fraught with trials and tribulations as polio and tuberculosis claimed loved ones and the fabricated death of a bootlegging brother turned gangsters away from the farm. Neighbors pitched in as members of the immigrant class aided one another to construct farmsteads and support one another through unsanctioned bank loans, daring dynamite work and barn raisings. Leaving work aside, this community also threw parties met by the rooster’s early-dawn crow. Corey Geiger, international agricultural journalist, pairs his rural roots and lively storytelling talents to capture six generations of local tales.
Founded in 1926, the Door County Historical Society strives to collect, maintain, and share the history and heritage of Door County through preservation, education and programming. The Society operates two interpretive sites: Eagle Bluff Lighthouse in Peninsula State Park and the Heritage Village at Big Creek in Sturgeon Bay. For information, contact the Door County Historical Society at (920) 421-2332 or email firstname.lastname@example.org