The Maritime Museum staff is continuing to make our educational resources available online as quickly as we can, and substituting in-person programs with virtual outreach activities.
On May 8th , in partnership with the Peninsula Pulse newspaper, we’re launching the “Float Your Boat!” paper and cardboard boat-building challenge. We are asking students – and anyone else who is interested in playing along – to follow the guidelines published in the paper on May 8th to create, float and share their boats with us online. (This program is a stand-in for the Cardboard Regatta competition the Museum launched in May 2019 for Door County middle school students.) The “Float Your Boat!” social media challenge will culminate on Friday, May 22nd – National Maritime Day.
In April, we featured our most recent exhibit Built For Battle: Sturgeon Bay Ships in World War Two on our website and Facebook page. Beginning April 8th and continuing each school day through April 22nd, we posted the ten interpretive panels that make up the exhibit, along with a quiz. The Shipwrecks of Door County videos we shared with you last month have now been Closed Captioned and translated into Spanish.
Our curator Rhys Kuzdas has been exploring the Museum archives for interesting artifacts not on display, and sharing their stories in a new online video series entitled “From The Depths.” The first episode will premiere May 7th on the DCMM YouTube channel.
Our education team developed an interactive scavenger hunt map for the outdoor artifacts that surround the Sturgeon Bay museum. Watch our website and social media in the coming weeks for more educational resources from the Museum’s exhibits, collections and archives. If you have ideas for exhibits or resources we could share via social media or our website, please let us know!