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Maritime Speaker Series: “Great Lakes Lighthouse Tenders”

March 1, 2019

The final Maritime Speaker Series event of the season takes place on Thursday, April 4, 2019, 7pm at the Door County Maritime Museum in Sturgeon Bay. The event will feature maritime author Paul J. Mason in his discussion of the U.S. Lighthouse Tender Service on the Great Lakes. The ships and crews of the U.S. … continue reading

DCMM Announces 2019 Door County Lighthouse Festival Tours

The Door County Maritime Museum is pleased to announce the tour line-up for the 2019 Door County Spring and Fall Lighthouse Festivals, June 7-9 and October 12-13. Exciting additions to the Festivals this year include adventurous kayak excursions to view our historic Door County lighthouses. The Festival weekends include land-based, boat, and adventure tours that … continue reading

DCMM & WMM Celebrate 50th Birthdays with Golden Ticket

The year 2019 brings a milestone anniversary for not just one but two of Northeastern Wisconsin’s most treasured cultural institutions. Both the Door County Maritime Museum (DCMM) and the Wisconsin Maritime Museum (WMM) were founded in 1969, meaning both museums are celebrating their 50th anniversaries this year. To commemorate their “Golden” birthdays, the two museums … continue reading

Maritime Speaker Series: Rys Kuzdas “The Sinking of the Half-Moon”

February 25, 2019

The Maritime Speaker Series at the Door County Maritime Museum (DCMM) continues on Thursday, March 7, 2019 at 7pm. Rhys Kuzdas, DCMM Curator and Exhibits Manager, will preview his presentation for the upcoming Council of American Maritime Museums conference on the sinking of Leathem D. Smith’s yacht, the Half-Moon, which sank off the coast of … continue reading

New Exhibit at Door County Maritime Museum – “The Water Defines Us: DCMM@50”

January 29, 2019

The Door County Maritime Museum celebrates 50 years of service to the community in 2019. “The Water Defines Us: DCMM@50” is a new exhibit at the Door County Maritime Museum that celebrates the half-century of maritime preservation and education that the people of Door County have made possible.

Door County Maritime Museum Offers Free Admission to Government Employees During Shutdown

January 11, 2019

The Door County Maritime Museum is joining other museums and cultural institutions across the country in offering free admission to federal employees and their immediate families during the government shutdown. In addition, since the Door County Maritime Museum is in Sturgeon Bay, an official Coast Guard City, the museum is extending this free admission offer … continue reading