Sister Bay, Wis. (March 16, 2021) – The Sister Bay Historical Society has announced its launch of a new daily program of docent-led tours for the 2021 summer and fall seasons. The Society’s Corner of the Past heritage site and its associated Old Anderson House Museum — both located at the intersection of State Highway 57 and Fieldcrest Road in Sister Bay — are now available for docent-led tours Monday-Friday at 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, and 2:30 pm. Tour tickets can be reserved online: doorcountytickets.com/organizations/sister-bay-historical-society.
The new SBHS Tour Program features a half-hour, docent-led tour of the 1875 Anderson family farmhouse and 15 completely renovated buildings, many featuring late 1800s furnishings and artifacts. The authentic, historically-restored farm buildings are all from Sister Bay-area residents. In addition to Anderson House, the site features a barn, granary, machine shop, log cabins, migrant’s cabin, summer kitchen, sawmill, blacksmith’s barn, and early tourist cottages.
The Corner of the Past’s Machine Shop photo gallery features enlarged images dating back to Sister Bay’s early settlers, the Fire of 1912, berthed steamships, early logging, and ice cutting, and family life, among other topics.
The new Tours Program features knowledgeable, engaging guides whose are enlightening and fun. Visitors also have the option of using a Discovery Pen audio unit for independent exploration of the property. Admission for all guests is for $10 Adults / Children Free.
Opening weekend for the SBHS’s new docent-led tours program is Friday, May 28; Saturday, May 29; and Sunday, May 30. After opening weekend, Corner of the Past is open Monday–Friday through Oct. 15, with three daily tour times: 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, and 2:30 pm. Reserve your tour tickets online: doorcountytickets.com/organizations/sister-bay-historical-society.
The Corner of the Past and Old Anderson House Museum are open daily, Mon-Fri., 10 am–4 pm, from June through early October, and closed in winter.