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Lighthouse Photo Contest 2021

February 22, 2021

Do you have a Door, Kewaunee, Brown or Delta County lighthouse picture that makes people go ‘WOW!’? The Door County Maritime Museum & Lighthouse Preservation Society (DCMM) is searching for a new cover photo for the Door County Lighthouse Festivals – and your photo could be the one! PHOTO SUBMISSION DEADLINE: MARCH 1, 2021 The … continue reading

DCMM Closed January 11-12

January 9, 2021

To allow Museum staff to complete some larger building maintenance projects, the Door County Maritime Museum in Sturgeon Bay will be closed to the public on Monday and Tuesday, January 11-12, 2021. The Museum will resume regular hours at 10am on Wednesday, January 13. Winter hours for the Museum are 10am-4pm, seven days a week, January through April. The Jim Kress Maritime Lighthouse Tower will open to the public in May 2021.

DCMM Selects Exhibit General Contractor

October 28, 2020

Construction of the Jim Kress Maritime Lighthouse Tower reached a new milestone with the selection of a nationally recognized firm as Exhibit General Contractor.

DCMM Receives Austin Painting Donation

September 28, 2020

The Door County Maritime Museum (DCMM) recently received a beautiful addition to the collection, when long-time Museum supporter Gail Fischer donated an original watercolor painting. In with the Catch (2000) is a painting by noted Door County artist Phil Austin, depicting the fishing tug Kelly dockside at Little Sand Bay in northern Door County. The … continue reading

Maritime Speaker Series

September 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.

DCMM Announces 2020 Mariner Award Winners

August 25, 2020

DCMMis pleased to announce the recipients of the annual Door County Mariner Awards and Coast Guard Person of the Year Award. William C. “Bill” Parsons is recognized with the Mariner Award…