Crossroads Celebrates Park Service Centennial with John Muir Exhibit

In celebration of the National Park Service Centennial, Crossroads at Big Creek in Sturgeon Bay is collaborating with the Door County Historical Society and the Door County Libraries to host the Wisconsin Historical Society “Wisconsin’s John Muir” Exhibit from Aug. 30 to Sept. 11. The exhibit will be housed in the Vignes School in the Heritage Village at Big Creek and in the Lower Level Learning Space in the Collins Learning Center. The full schedule of activities will be available later, but a limited supply of John Muir’s book The Story of My Boyhood and Youth are available, free of charge, at the Sturgeon Bay Branch of the Door County Library.

Crossroads Summer Family Programs continue at 10 am, Monday through Thursday in the Collins Learning Center. Door County residents and visitors of all ages are welcome at these free, one-hour presentations. Upcoming program topics are: Aug. 22, Evidence of Insects – Join the naturalist for a search for insects feedings and laying eggs on tree and flowers; Aug. 23, Critters in the Creek – Grab a net and join the naturalist as you take a look at what kinds of tiny critters live in Big Creek.

The Collins Learning Center, located at 2041 Michigan St. in Sturgeon Bay, is open 12-3 pm daily and during scheduled activities. Trails at the Crossroads Preserve, Big Creek Cove, and the Ida Bay Preserve are free and open to the public.

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