Each Fall, Winter and Spring, the Door County Maritime Museum hosts experts and interesting characters from around the country for the Maritime Speaker Series. (Presented in partnership with series sponsor Door County Medical Center in 2020-21). 

The Maritime Speaker Series offers an assortment of monthly programs – from historical topics to current issues affecting the Great Lakes and the economy that relies on them.
The Door County Medical Center Maritime Speaker Series programs are the first Thursday of each month, November through May, beginning at 7 pm, on the second floor of the Museum, and online.
No costs to attend; suggested donation of a non-perishable food item, or if watching online, we ask you to make a food donation to your local food pantry.

Just Announced – the 2021-2022 Door County Maritime Speaker Series schedule:

  • October 7, 2021 – Barb Chisholm: 150th anniversary of the Peshtigo Fire  
  • November 4, 2021 – PBS Wisconsin: Shipwrecks! 
  • December 2, 2021 – Dr. Patrick Jung: Nicolet, Marquette & the Puans: The French & Native People of the Door Peninsula in the 17th century
  • January 6, 2022 – Brennan Christianson: The Legend of Death’s Door
  • February 3, 2022 (virtual presentation) – Dr. Victoria Brehm: Notable Women of History around the Great Lakes 
  • March 3, 2022 – Tamara Thomsen, Wisconsin Historical Society: Wisconsin Shipwrecks – CLICK HERE to register for the online presentation
  • April 7, 2022 – Northern Sky Theater: Folksongs of the Great Lakes
  • May 5, 2022 – Daniel LaMere: America’s Cup Sailing CANCELLED

The presenters of the 2020-2021 Door County Medical Center Maritime Speaker Series:

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the virtual 2020-2021 Door County Maritime Speaker Series. Our final presentation in May of Heroes On Deck with hosts Harvey Moshman and Brian Kallies, is available on YouTube, with the option to support the Museum and purchase the full DVD version in the Museum’s online store.