Door County Maritime Museum - Wisconsin Maritime Museum

Press Releases

Access featured stories announcing news worthy information on scheduled events, promotions, programs and exhibits.

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.  The Maritime Speaker Series offers an assortment of monthly programs – from historical topics to current issues affecting the Great Lakes … continue reading

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…

Boathouse Sidewalk Sale

July 16, 2020

The Door County Maritime Museum will host the annual Boathouse Sidewalk Sale on Thursday and Friday, July 30-31 and Saturday, August 1. The sale will take place along Madison Avenue, directly in front of the Sturgeon Bay Museum. The Boathouse Sidewalk Sale is happening on the same day that Destination Sturgeon Bay is holding their Sidewalk Sale on Third Avenue. All proceeds from the Boathouse Sidewalk Sale support the Museum’s operations and educational outreach programs.

DCMM Announces Accessibility Initiatives

June 18, 2020

The Door County Maritime Museum (DCMM) is pleased to announce participation in a number of programs and initiatives to increase accessibility to the exhibits and collections of the Museum for visitors and local residents. DCMM joins a large coalition of museums nationwide making a broad commitment to seek, include and welcome all audiences. Earlier this … continue reading

Pedaling Around The Door

June 16, 2020

Mike McCarthy is on a mission to bring awareness to Door County’s maritime history, the ecology of Green Bay and Lake Michigan, and that yes, you can kayak around the Door Peninsula. McCarthy, co-owner of the Village Green Lodge in Ephraim, will pedal his Hobie Outback kayak with a Mirage Drive pedaling apparatus more than 110 miles, solo. McCarthy is raising money for DCMM by Peddling Around The Door.

DCMM Matching Challenge

May 11, 2020

We are honored and humbled to announce that a member of our maritime community has stepped forward with a matching challenge for the Museum, which will match dollar-for-dollar all contributions to the DCMM Annual Fund during the month of May. The generous $50,000 matching challenge comes from Museum Board of Directors member John Baumgartner. He has pledged to personally match any contribution to the Museum during the month of May one-for-one, up to a total of $100,000.