The Door County Historical Society will host its Saturday afternoon yesteryear program “The Ridges Sanctuary,” presented by Anna Foster and George Cobb, on Saturday, September 14 at 1:00 pm in the Vignes School at the Heritage Village at Big Creek in Sturgeon Bay.
Anna and George will lead a presentation about the history of The Ridges Sanctuary and how it came to be. They will also share the stories of the founders of The Ridges Sanctuary that believed in protecting and preserving the land for future generations.
Anna is an environmental interpreter at The Ridges and George is a dedicated volunteer. The Ridges Sanctuary is a private non-profit nature preserve dedicated to protecting and preserving the incredible diversity among the Ridges and Swales in Baileys Harbor, Wisconsin. Established in 1937 as Wisconsin’s first land trust, The Ridges has been an integral part of the rich, cultural and natural setting of the Baileys Harbor community and the Door County Peninsula.
This special yesteryear program has no admission charge but participants are encouraged to consider giving a small donation. The Heritage Village and Vignes School are located at 2041 Michigan Street, Sturgeon Bay. The Heritage Village is open for self-guided tours prior to the presentation beginning at 10:00 am and after the presentation until 3:00 pm; the adult admission fee is $6.50 and a donation for youth admission is appreciated. For information, contact Door County Historical Society at (920) 421-2332 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Founded in 1926, the Door County Historical Society keeps history alive for future generations through the collection, preservation and sharing of the heritage of Door County. The Society is a membership organization that operates two interpretive sites: Eagle Bluff Lighthouse in Peninsula State Park and the Heritage Village at Big Creek in Sturgeon Bay.