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Merry-Time Festival of Trees Returns to Maritime Museum

October 31, 2019

Create a new holiday tradition for your family and friends by visiting the Door County Maritime Museum (DCMM) during the 8th Annual Merry-Time Festival of Trees. The Festival runs daily at the Maritime Museum in Sturgeon Bay (120 North Madison Avenue) from November 8th through December 10th, 10am-5pm. Uniquely decorated trees and wreaths donated by … continue reading

Maritime Lighthouse Tower Groundbreaking Announced

The Board of Directors of the Door County Maritime Museum (DCMM) is pleased to announce the groundbreaking for the Maritime Lighthouse Tower museum expansion. The ceremonial groundbreaking, signaling the start of construction activities, will take place on Wednesday, November 13th, 10:30am at the Door County Maritime Museum, 120 North Madison Avenue, Sturgeon Bay. The Museum … continue reading

DCMM Capital Campaign Receives $1 Million Gift

October 25, 2019

The Door County Maritime Museum (DCMM) recently received a significant pledge of support for their Maritime Lighthouse Tower project capital campaign. The George Kress Foundation from Green Bay will contribute $1-Million to help facilitate the expansion of the Maritime Museum along the working waterfront of Sturgeon Bay. “We are very appreciative of this generous support … continue reading

The Boldt Company to Build Maritime Lighthouse Tower

The Door County Maritime Museum Board of Directors recently voted to select The Boldt Company as the General Contractor for the Maritime Lighthouse Tower project. The company was chosen as part of a competitive bidding process. “Boldt has an outstanding reputation and has been associated with several world-class projects in Door County in recent years, … continue reading

Maritime Speaker Series: “The 100-Year History of Tugboat John Purves”

October 23, 2019

The next presentation of the Door County Medical Center Maritime Speaker Series will be held on Thursday, November 7th, and will feature Door County Maritime Museum (DCMM) volunteers talking about “The 100-Year History of the Tug John Purves.” Built in 1919, the John Purves has been painstakingly restored by a dedicated crew of volunteers and donors. The Door … continue reading

Maritime Speaker Series Details Announced

September 25, 2019

The Door County Maritime Museum is pleased to announce the complete schedule for the 2019-2020 Maritime Speaker Series, this year presented in partnership with series sponsor the Door County Medical Center.  The Maritime Speaker Series offers an assortment of monthly programs dealing with everything from historical topics to current issues affecting the Great Lakes and … continue reading