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Sturgeon Bay Maritime Week 2021

July 26, 2021

The 30th annual Door County Classic & Wooden Boat Festival (https://doorcountyclassicboatfestival.com/) August 14-15 features a remarkable assortment of historic and beautiful vessels proudly displayed by their owners or builders. The Festival also includes the popular Sikaflex Build-A-Boat Challenge.

Mariner & USCG Person of the Year – 2021

July 9, 2021

The public is cordially invited to an award presentation and dinner honoring all nominees for the Mariner Award and the Sturgeon Bay Area Coast Guard Person of the Year. This special event is scheduled for Tuesday, August 10, 2021, at the Sturgeon Bay Yacht Club, and is hosted by the Door County Maritime Museum, Sturgeon Bay Coast Guard Committee, and SBYC.

DCMM and Door County Library Announce New Partnership!

July 8, 2021

To provide greater access to museum exhibits and programs for ALL Door County residents, DCMM family membership cards are now available for checkout at all branches of the Door County Library.

From Net To Table

June 22, 2021

The Death’s Door Maritime Museum in Gills Rock hosts a new exhibit entitled From-Net-To-Table. The photography exhibit highlights the people who are part of the contemporary Door County commercial fishing industry, Door County’s contribution to the culinary and cultural landscape of Wisconsin.

Tug Pub Pop-Up at DCMM

June 15, 2021

Enjoy a refreshing drink and the view of Sturgeon Bay’s working waterfront from the new Tug Pub, located on the second floor of the Door County Maritime Museum (120 North Madison Avenue, Sturgeon Bay). This special afternoon event at the Museum is scheduled for Friday, July 9, 3-6pm.

Float Your Boat Challenge

May 28, 2021

Bring Door County’s maritime history and technology to life, even during this time of quarantine, and build boats for the new online competition! In partnership with the Peninsula Pulse newspaper, DCMM is launching the “Float Your Boat!” paper and cardboard boat-building challenge.