“Add to the Archives” Focuses on WWII

Unidentified women welders at one of local shipyards during World War II (Wilmer Schroeder photo).

The Door County Historical Museum, in conjunction with the Door County Archives, will host another “Add to the Archives” event on Sept. 15. The focus will be 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.

Ideas for contributions include information about the shipyards that worked around the clock producing boats and ships for the war effort, Sturgeon Bay street names changed to facilitate travel with the bus service, and stories from German prisoners of war who worked at orchards and farms.

Any information gathered will be shared with the Door County Archives for future generations to accurately understand that period in our history. Photographs or other documents can be scanned and returned.

The museum, located at 18 N. 4th Avenue in Sturgeon Bay, is open daily from 10 am – 4:30 pm until Oct. 31. For more information call 920.743.5809.