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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

Join us for the final DCMM Tug Pub of 2021 on Friday, September 24 from 3-6pm. Enjoy a refreshing beverage and the view of Sturgeon Bay’s working waterfront from the Harder Family Deck at the Door County Maritime Museum (120 North Madison Avenue, Sturgeon Bay). Enjoy your beverage overlooking the historic tugboat John Purves, the working boats of the Sarter Marine Towing fleet, and the activity in the surrounding marinas and shipyards.

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.

Christening of the Jim Kress Maritime Lighthouse Tower

May 10, 2021

The public is invited to join the Board of Directors of the Door County Maritime Museum on Saturday, May 22 at 11am to celebrate the opening of Sturgeon Bay’s newest landmark! ​​​​​​​Rising on the Sturgeon Bay waterfront, the Jim Kress Maritime Lighthouse Tower stands as a one-of-a-kind landmark that will create a legacy of maritime history preservation, which will also educate and entertain generations to come.