Corner of the Past Hosts Antiques Appraisal and Sister Bay Stories

Appraisals of family treasures are available with antiques expert and author Mark Morgan on Aug. 25 at The Corner of the Past Museum, operated by the Sister Bay Historical Society.

Moran worked in antiques for more than 30 years and is the author or co-author of more than 25 books on the topics of antiques and collectibles.

Moran is qualified to appraise fine art, ceramics, glassware, carvings, quilts, toys, metal ware and costume jewelry. A complete listing is available at

The event will be held in the Koessl Barn from 1 – 4 pm. The appraisal fee is $15 per item. Interested spectators are welcome, with admission of $3 per person.

The Koessl Barn will also be the venue for Sister Bay Stories on Aug. 29 at 7 pm. Passing along family stories has been a tradition in Kathy Springer’s family, and with a family tree containing pioneering names like Kramer, Grasse, Logerquist and Appel, a vast collection of Northern Door tales accumulated.

Springer offers “Reminiscence and Recollection” as the final presentation in the Sister Bay Stories series. Most of her ancestors arrived in Door County in the mid to late 1800s. One built the first observation tower in what is now Peninsula State Park, and another operated a stagecoach line over the ice to Marinette every winter for 30 years.

The Corner of the Past Museum is located at the intersection of Highway 57, County Lane and Fieldcrest Road, south of Sister Bay.