Celebrate “Cherry Time in Cherryland” with George Evenson

The Fourth of July is past and suddenly a sense of excitement is in the air because it’s cherry time in Door County. A six to seven million pound cherry crop is projected by the Wisconsin Cherry Growers Association, but one barely notices the cherry harvest. Fifty years ago “cherry time in cherryland” was a big event and everybody shared the excitement. Come share in today’s excitement and reminisce with Door County historian George Evenson on Aug. 2 at 2 pm in the Vignes School, a one-room schoolhouse at Heritage Village at Big Creek, located at 2041 Michigan St. in Sturgeon Bay.

Evenson will share cherry trivia and the history of Door County’s first orchard, Goff Orchard, located adjacent to Heritage Village. There will be a variety of home-baked cherry treats (with ice cream optional) for sale.

Every day at Heritage Village visitors may tour nine exhibits beginning at 1:30 or 2:30 pm at the cost of $5 for adults 18 and older; there is no charge for children 17 and under. On Aug. 4 and 6, blacksmiths will demonstrate their skills. On Aug. 4, visitors may experience farm life with Grandma Warren in her post-Civil War home, where a family of eight played, danced and sang, cooked their meals, and welcomed their guests. On Aug. 5 guests will encounter the storekeeper, Mrs. Greene, and discover clothing, tools, and housewares for sale in 1890 and kids may play with toys, buy penny candy, or dress up in period clothes. For more information, call 920.421.2332 or email [email protected].