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Maritime Speaker Series

January 4, 2023

The next Maritime Speaker presentation takes place in-person and on-line on Thursday, February 2: Love and Life on the Great Lakes with Mr. and Mrs. Captain, presented by Peggy O’Connell and Captain Raymond Sheldon. On 30 June 2019, Captain Raymond Sheldon married Peggy O’Connell aboard the deck of the M/V Joseph L. Block, and he became the first active captain to get married on a Great Lakes vessel that he was captaining at the time.

Win A Boat!

Tickets will be on sale soon for the Museum’s annual Wooden Boat Raffle! The master craftsmen of the DCMM wooden boatbuilding workshop are hard at work on the 2022/23 wooden boat – a 16’ Abenaki canoe. This one-of-a-kind, beautiful boat could be yours, if you’re the lucky raffle winner!

DCMM Announces Accessibility Initiatives

December 6, 2022

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. DCMM staff … continue reading

2022 Door County Lighthouse Festivals

May 27, 2022

Fall: September 30-October 2. The Festival weekend includes air, land-based, boat, and adventure tours that together reach all 11 of the treasured lighthouses of Door County, and three to the south! Many of the tour excursions provide visitors exclusive access to lighthouses not typically open to the public – Chambers Island, Kewaunee, Plum Island and Sherwood Point Lighthouses.


February 25, 2022

It is our great pleasure to announce that the $9.2 Million Capital Campaign for the Jim Kress Maritime Lighthouse Tower is officially CLOSED!!

Make a Difference at DCMM – Volunteer Today!

February 14, 2022

A bigger museum means we need more help – Volunteer Today! DCMM is actively recruiting volunteers who are excited to learn about maritime history and share it with our museum visitors!