“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 http://www.crossroadsatbigcreek.org.