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From Net To Table

June 22, 2021

Opening July 3rd, the Death’s Door Maritime Museum in Gills Rock will host a new, semi-permanent exhibit entitled From-Net-To-Table. Scheduled to run for at least two seasons (2021-2022) the new exhibit highlights the people who are part of the contemporary Door County commercial fishing industry: from the men working the nets aboard fishing tugs, staff … continue reading

Tug Pub Pop-Up at DCMM

June 15, 2021

Enjoy a refreshing drink and the view of Sturgeon Bay’s working waterfront from the new Tug Pub, located on the second floor of the Door County Maritime Museum (120 North Madison Avenue, Sturgeon Bay). This special afternoon event at the Museum is scheduled for Thursday, June 24, 3-6pm.

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.

Maritime Speaker Series

May 11, 2021

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.

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.

Wooden Boat Raffle Tickets on Sale

April 28, 2021

Tickets are on sale for the Museum’s annual Wooden Boat Raffle. In 2021, we’re raffling off a 17’ Rangeley Lake Boat, hand-crafted by the Museum’s 2020/2021 Wooden Boatbuilding Class instructors and students. This one-of-a-kind, gorgeous wooden boat comes with a trailer generously donated by American Marine and Motor Sports. Purchase tickets, and you’re helping the … continue reading