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 them. The Door County Medical Center Maritime Speaker Series programs are held the first Thursday of each month, October through May, beginning at 7 pm. For 2020, we will host the speakers virtually – Check back soon for the watch info!
Additional support for the Door County Medical Center Maritime Speaker Series is provided by Foremost Resorts, The Lodge at Leathem Smith, Westwood Shores and the Sister Bay Bowl.
2020/2021 Virtual Speaker Series Schedule:
- October 1 –Wes Oleszewski “World War II & The Great Lakes”
- November 7 –Dan Heibler: “Ghost Stories of the Great Lakes”
- December 3 –Stewart & Theresa Fett “History of Bay Shipbuilding” (2 hour presentation)
- January 7 – Mike McCarthy “Pedaling Around the Door”
- February 4 – TBA
- March 5 – DCMM Curator Rhys Kuzdas “TBD”
- April 1 – TBA
- May 6 – Daniel LaMere “World cup Sailing”
Visit our calendar for speakers and dates
Maritime Speaker SeriesSeptember 23, 2020
The Door County Maritime Museum is pleased to to host experts and interesting characters from around the country for the 2020-2021 Maritime Speaker Series, presented in partnership with series sponsor Door County Medical Center.
The 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 the first Thursday of each month, October through May, beginning at 7 pm. For the October-December presentations, speakers will present online.
No costs to attend; in keeping with our in-person suggested donation of a non-perishable food item, we ask you to make a food donation to your local food pantry.
The schedule of presenters for the 2020-2021 Door County Medical Center Maritime Speaker Series:
- October 1 – Wes Oleszewski: “World War II & The Great Lakes”
- November 5 – TBA
- December 3 – Stewart & Theresa Fett: “History of Bay Shipbuilding”
- January 7 – Mike McCarthy: “Pedaling around the Door”
- February 4 – TBA
- March 4 – DCMM Curator Rhys Kuzdas: TBA
- April 1 – TBA
- May 6 – Daniel LaMere: “World Cup Sailing”
The Grand Traverse Islands: Our Next National Lakeshore?February 16, 2016
John Bacon, Chair of the Friends of the Grand Traverse Islands. A presentation on this unique area – stretching from Door County, Wisconsin, to Upper Michigan’s Garden Peninsula – and the reasons for protecting it through the creation of a national park.
Richard PurintonNovember 29, 2011
Richard Purinton, who serves as the CEO for the family-run Washington Island Ferry Line, will present a program about life on Washington Island during the winter months.
Plum & Pilot IslandMarch 3, 2011
Tim Sweet, of the Friends of Plum & Pilot Islands, discusses current preservation efforts.
FincantieriFebruary 3, 2011
Umberto Vianello, Chief Engineering Officer for Fincantieri, presents an overview of one of the world’s largest shipbuilders and its anticipated impact on Wisconsin Shipbuilders.
Guardians of the Inland SeaJanuary 5, 2011
Guardians of the Inland Sea: Bob Desh gives a brief history of the U.S. Coast Guard on the Great Lakes.