“Add to the Archives” at the Door County Historical Museum

Students wave through a window at Jacksonport Farview School in 1945.

The second of the “Add to the Archives” programs at the Door County Historical Museum will be held all day on Aug. 25. The focus is on historic Door County one-room schools. The permanent school exhibit maps out the Door County schools, but some of the old schools do not have accompanying photos. Also at the museum are large loose-leaf books with additional information on each available school.

Visitors are encouraged to bring in photos of schools, students and teachers in groups photographed inside or outside the school. Other school mementos are also welcome. Items can be scanned and returned.

The museum will host another “Add to the Archives” day on Sept. 15. This day will focus on collecting information on Door County during World War II. The public is encouraged to bring in documents, photographs, stories, artifacts or even memories related to life during the war.

Unidentified women welders work at a local shipyard during World War II. Photo courtesy of Wilmer Schroeder.

Any information gathered will be shared with the Door County Archives for future generations to accurately understand that period in our history.

The museum is open daily from 10 am – 4:30 pm until October 31. If not able to visit on August 25, the display of books will remain for a week (the school display is permanent).

For more information call 920.743.5809 or email [email protected]