Fish Creek, Wis. (August 2, 2021) – The historic Alexander Noble House Museum displays Fish Creek life from the late 1800s to the early 1900s, while introducing you to Alexander Noble and his accomplishments. Learn about Noble’s daughter, Ula, and granddaughter, Gertrude Howe, who were determined pioneers in fields unwelcome to females. You can also discover information on Fish Creek’s first hotels, water transportation, and why it became a popular tourist destination.
After closing the Noble House doors in 2020, twenty-three wedding gowns were gently folded, the museum was carefully cleaned, and interesting pieces were pressed or carefully placed to reveal Fish Creek’s Past. Mid-June 2021 was the target re-opening. Bit by bit and piece by piece, everything was put back in place and visitors arrived from far and wide.
The Noble House is the oldest wood-frame residence in Fish Creek, built in 1875 by Alexander Noble, whose many roles included town blacksmith, postmaster, and town chairman, to name a few. The Noble House was placed on the register for Wisconsin Historic Places and the National register in 1996. It is an authentic example of a Greek revival farmhouse. Enjoy a tour of the 10-room home and experience a portrayal of domestic life in Door County at the turn of the century.
There is so much to absorb and ponder. Many guests leave with one of many books: Fish Creek Echoes, Memoirs of a Farm Girl, and Red Stacks Over the Horizon, to name a few.
The staff graciously invite you to visit the Alexander Noble House this season. The Museum is open Tuesdays-Sundays from 10am–3pm, and is located at 4167 Main Street in downtown Fish Creek.
Noble House does group tours by appointment. The Gibraltar Historical Association has a free Audio Tour available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day at www.historicnoble.org/tours.