Come learn about the early history of the Door Peninsula and the possible origins of the fearsome name of Death’s Door.
Sturgeon Bay, Wis. (December 20, 2021) – The DCMM Maritime Speaker Series is proud to welcome Museum Collections Coordinator Brennan Christianson for the in-person January 6, 2022 presentation at 7pm, sponsored by Door County Medical Center.
Brennan will discuss the origins of the naming of Death’s Door, the treacherous passage found on the northern tip of the Door Peninsula. He will present his research on the history of the passage, the time period in which the naming may have occurred, and the numerous attempts by historians to explain the name of the passage.
Brennan Christianson is the Collections Coordinator for the Door County Maritime Museum and Site Manager of the Death’s Door Maritime Museum. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay with a B.A. in History with minors in German and Humanities. He recently graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a Master’s degree in Public History and a certificate in Museum Studies.
The DCMM Maritime Speaker Series offers an assortment of monthly programs – from historical topics to current issues affecting the Great Lakes and the economy that relies on them. The Door County Medical Center Maritime Speaker Series programs are held the first Thursday of each month, October through May, beginning at 7pm, on the second floor of the Museum in Sturgeon Bay, as well as online. There is no costs to attend; we suggest donation of a non-perishable food item, or if watching online, we ask you to donate to your local food pantry.
Visit www.dcmm.org/maritime-speaker-series for more information and to register for the online presentation.
Additional support for the Door County Medical Center Maritime Speaker Series is provided by Bridgeport Resort and the Sister Bay Bowl.