“Books of Door County” Discussed at Gibraltar Talks Program

To kick off the season of historic programs, Gibraltar Talks presents “Books of Door County.” Want to learn more about Door County and its past? This presentation will cover many of the different books written about Door County.

Presenter Marge Grutzmacher has always been an avid reader and lover of books. A graduate of Northwestern University in journalism, Grutzmacher was a grade-school teacher in Sturgeon Bay and finished her Master’s degree in her 60s.

Marge was also owned Passtime Books with her husband Hal. When Passtime Books opened, it carried approximately four books on Door County. After numerous requests for books on the subject, Grutzmacher read, researched and handpicked each book that was added, growing the collection to more than 130 books. Grutzmacher’s expertise on the subject has grown and she will tell you that most new Door County books are inferior to those of the past. She will not hold back on her recommendations or beliefs. Come and be part of the discussion.

The program will be held on May 15 at 7 pm at the Fish Creek Old Town Hall, located at 4176 Maple Street in Fish Creek. Audience participation is encouraged and refreshments will be served. Talks are free and open to the public, but freewill donations are appreciated. For more information, call 920.868.2091 or visit