Crossroads Celebrates Family History Day 2012

On Oct. 6, 1:30 – 3:30 pm, Friends of Crossroads, in collaboration with the Door County Historical Society, offer “Family History Day 2012: Let’s Play Village.”

On Family History Day, Crossroads and the Door County Historical Society provide gentle supervision, but the children will have the day to play. Using their own creativity and imaginations, they will have the opportunity to explore what life was like in Door County around 1900.

Kids are welcome to come in pioneer costumes, or to dress-up using Crossroad’s period clothing collection. They can play house in the Warren House, play school in the Vignes School, or keep store in the Greene General Store.

Youngsters will also have a chance to challenge their coordination and motor skills as they try cutting a log with a crosscut saw, beating the rugs, playing the pump organ, and harvesting vegetables.

On Oct. 7 at 2 pm, The Historical Village will present “Till Johnny Came Marching Home,” at the Warren House. This first person interpretation will recount the tribulations of the women who remained in Door County as men went to fight in the Civil War.

Also, on Mondays and Tuesdays at 8:30 am, volunteers are invited to help with the removal of the invasive species buckthorn. Beginners are welcome, and will be trained. Volunteers should wear long sleeves, pants and work gloves.

Crossroads at Big Creek is located at 2041 Michigan Street, Sturgeon Bay. For more information visit