The Door County Historical Society’s (DCHS) theme for this year – barns – continues with a day-long tour of seven unique Door County barns. This year’s Door County Barn History Day is July 21.
Guests will tour, stop and explore seven different barns and stop along the route to learn about another dozen. The tour explores the roles these vanishing country cathedrals played in the settling and building of a growing county.
The barn history theme was inspired by the passion of Bernal Chomeau. More than two decades ago when Chomeau retired he began to photograph and document Door County barn histories. His son Stuart said, “While he couldn’t save every barn, at least he could record their memory.” His research ended with his passing in 2010, but his legacy lives on as the inspiration for the DCHS volunteers to continue Bernal’s project.
Space is limited to one motor coach; reservations are required. The tour runs from 9:15 am to 4:30 pm. The program fee of $70 includes a morning snack and luncheon at the Log Den. The motor coach departs from the Heritage Village at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan Street in Sturgeon Bay. This is a fast-paced trip and involves a considerable amount of walking on uneven surfaces and steps. All participants will sign a liability release and receive a meal selection form. Mail payments to PO Box 71, Sturgeon Bay WI 54235. For more information visit doorcountyhistoricalsociety.org, call 920.421.2332 or email [email protected]