Belgian Community and Architecture Discussed at Crossroads

Crossroads at Big Creek’s Sunday at The Village program will feature Dr. Bill Laatsch, a retired professor from the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay, on July 29. Laatsch has done extensive research on the Belgian settlers of Door County and their ancestors who still live in a 35 square mile area of Door, Brown and Kewaunee County.

An engaging speaker, Laatsch will discuss the unique culture of the Belgian community, and highlight their architecture.

This program begins at 2 pm in the Collins Learning Center, and is free and open to the public.

The Historical Village and the Collins Learning Center exhibits are open daily from 1:30 – 3:30 pm. Family programs are offered at 1:30 pm, Mondays through Thursdays.

On July 30, the program is “School Days in 1900.” Families are invited to join Schoolmarm Joan Wilkie for typical lessons of the early 1900s.

“Butterflies Everywhere” is the featured program for July 31.

Join the summer educator in a capture/release activity studying caterpillars, butterflies and other insects of the fields and meadows at Crossroads.

Crossroads is located at 2041 Michigan Street, east of Highway 42/57 in Sturgeon Bay and is open daily from 1:30 – 3:30 pm.