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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

Maritime Speaker Series featuring filmmaker Jake Heffernan: Lighthouses of Door County

January 10, 2019

On Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 7pm, the Maritime Speaker Series continues at the Door County Maritime Museum in Sturgeon Bay. Join Wisconsin independent filmmaker Jake Heffernan for a rare look inside Door County’s historic lighthouses. Jake will share his experiences and the exclusive images taken of the lighthouses during the production of his documentary … continue reading

Rhys Kuzdas Joins the Door County Maritime Museum as Curator and Exhibits Manager

December 31, 2018

The Door County Maritime Museum is pleased to announce the recent hiring of Rhys Kuzdas as Curator and Exhibits Manager for the Museum. Kuzdas will be responsible for running the curatorial needs of two museum locations, the Cana Island Lighthouse, and the in-water exhibit of the tugboat John Purves.  A US Navy veteran and avid … continue reading

Maritime Speaker Series featuring Dr. Patrick Forsythe: “Great Lakes Fisheries – Are We Swimming in the Right Direction?”

December 23, 2018

On Thursday, January 3, 2019, at 7pm, the Maritime Speaker Series at the Door County Maritime Museum continues with an exploration of the past, present and future of the Green Bay aquatic and fisheries community. Dr. Patrick S. Forsythe, Associate Professor of Biology at the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay will review some of … continue reading

Merry-Time Festival of Trees Underway at the Door County Maritime Museum

November 26, 2018

The 7th annual Merry-Time Festival of Trees is now underway at the Door County Maritime Museum! Through Tuesday, December 11, visitors to the museum can explore not only the exhibits dedicated to Great Lakes maritime history, but also the beautiful holiday trees scattered throughout the museum galleries. With every admission, visitors receive a free raffle … continue reading

“They Say Nothing About Coming Back” – Frederick Stonehouse discusses US Life-Saving Service for Speaker Series at Door County Maritime Museum on December 6th

November 21, 2018

The Maritime Speaker Series at the Door County Maritime Museum continues on Thursday, December 6 at 7pm with Frederick Stonehouse discussing the US Life-Saving Service on the Great Lakes. Admission is free of charge with either a non-perishable food donation or a toy for “Toys for Tots”. Each month, November through April, the Door County … continue reading