“Celebrate Orchards” at the Crossroads

“Celebrate Orchards” it the theme of the Crossroads at Big Creek’s Family History Day on Saturday, September 11. A collaborative event of Friends of Crossroads, the Door County Historical Society, and the Sturgeon Bay Home and Garden Club, the festivities will run from 1 – 5 pm.

The event will feature activities for learners of all ages. Children may participant in hands-on activities at The Historical Village from 1 – 4 pm and horse-drawn wagon rides from 1:30 – 3:30 pm. Members of the Sturgeon Bay Home and Garden Club will host a bake sale, featuring homemade goodies. Proceeds from the sale will underwrite a scholarship that will enable a Door County student to study horticulture at NWTC.

The upper level of the Learning Center will feature tasting tables, displays, and a book-signing event. Betty Cowley, author of Stalag Wisconsin, Inside WWII Prisoner-of-War Camps, will be present to sign her book and speak with visitors. At 4 pm, Cowley will present a lecture, “Stalag Wisconsin” in the lecture hall.

On Sunday, September 12, the Historical Village at the Crossroads will be open from 1:30 – 3:30 pm. Costumed interpreters will show visitors the buildings, and Mike Madden will present a program entitled, “Logging and the Great Outdoors.”

Crossroads at Big Creek is located at 2041 Michigan Street (County Highway TT) in Sturgeon Bay. For more information call 920.746.5895 or visit