The Maritime Speaker Series offers an assortment of monthly programs dealing with everything from historical topics to current issues affecting the Great Lakes and the economy that relies on it. The programs are held the first Thursday of each month November through April beginning at 7:00 pm at the Door County Maritime Museum in Sturgeon Bay.

PLEASE NOTE: At the November 2, 2017, program we will be asking for a $5 donation instead of a food donation to defray the cost of our speaker–Rochelle Pennington, an award-winning newspaper columnist and author of ten books. All of the other evening speaker series programs will be free of charge with a non-perishable food donation requested. Thank you!

November 2, 2017, 7 pm, Rochelle Pennington will talk about the Rouse Simmons, The Christmas Tree Ship.

December 7, 2017, 7 pm, Bob Desh speaks on the History of the Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal

January 4, 2018, 7 pm, Larry Herbst, Model Boat Building

February 1, 2018, 7pm, George Oram will be speaking on “Life on the Great Lakes.”

March 1, 2018, 7pmBarb and Ken Wardius will be speaking on Door County Lighthouses

Visit our calendar for speakers and dates