Sturgeon Bay, Wis. (February 5, 2021) – Deep in the dark waters of the Great Lakes swims the only freshwater member of the cod family, the burbot (Lota lota) fish. Known by many names, including ‘lawyer’ and ‘eelpout’, the burbot is unknown to most people, but prized by some. Join fisheries specialist Titus Seilheimer for a special “Burbotine’s Day” edition of the Door County Maritime Speaker Series, on Thursday, February 4 at 7pm (CST) online, to learn more about this unique species.
To register and join in the virtual conversation or ask questions, click here.
DCMM will record the presentation and share it on their YouTube channel and Facebook page afterwards. Thanks to Door County Medical Center and Bridgeport Resort for sponsoring the Maritime Speaker Series.
Shipwrecks of Door County
February is your last chance to see the current Shipwrecks of Door County exhibit in the Horton Gallery of the Maritime Museum in Sturgeon Bay, before it closes on Monday, March 1. The exhibit will reopen this May, after a significant upgrade and a move to the Jim Kress Maritime Lighthouse Tower.
Shipwrecks of Door County debuted in May 2018. The exhibit explores maritime life on the Great Lakes and the inherent dangers that throughout history have sent scores of ships to a watery grave. The exhibit highlights several of the more than 270 wrecks that surround the Door Peninsula.
The Shipwrecks of Door County exhibit was made possible with help from the Dwight and Linda Davis Foundation, the Wisconsin Historical Society and a Joint Effort Marketing (JEM) grant from the Wisconsin Department of Tourism.
Apparel Clearance Sale
Starting Saturday, February 20, select apparel at the DCMM Sturgeon Bay museum store will be deeply discounted while supplies last. Sale prices vary from 10-50% off. This sale applies to in-store purchases only.
Hours and Accessibility
As DCMM welcomes the quiet season on the peninsula, they want to remind local residents and visitors that the museum in Sturgeon Bay is open seven days a week, 10am-4pm. The Museum also is a partner in two programs making a broad commitment to seek, include and welcome all audiences.
Museums for All is a national program that encourages individuals of all backgrounds to visit museums regularly and build lifelong museum habits. Through Museums for All, those receiving food assistance (SNAP benefits) can gain a discounted admission of $2 per person for up to four people to the Sturgeon Bay museum. Museums for All is an initiative of the Institute of Museum and Library Services, a federal agency based in Washington, DC.
DCMM expanded our policy to offer free admission to the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve. DCMM provides free admission for those currently serving in the United States military and up to five family members. This admission policy is available year-round, especially honoring the service of the three local US Coast Guard stations in Door County.
Anchor Appeal Results
DCMM continues to be humbled by the support our maritime community demonstrates for the Door County Maritime Museum. They are thrilled to announce that your contributions not only met but once again exceeded their year-end fundraising goals.
For every dollar raised during our year-end fundraising campaign, Dr. Tom Munns pledged to match, dollar-for-dollar, up to a total of $60,000. When 2020 ended, we had raised almost $77,000!
Click here to support the DCMM Annual Fund.