DC Historical Society Plans Endowment Fund Benefit

Instead of getting all gussied up in your finest black tie apparel, hunt up last year’s plaid flannel shirt Christmas present and head over to the Door County Historical Society’s endowment fund benefit, “Plaid Flannel Shirts Optional” on Saturday, March 12 at 11 a.m. at Stone Harbor Resort.

Tools of the Past will be the featured topic presented by Door County Historical Society members Mike, Steve and Pat Madden. The Madden brothers have been collecting tools for most of their lives. As their interest and collections grew, they wanted to share the intriguing and unique ingenuity that the hand tools of farmers, wood workers, homemakers, and loggers represent and thus their desire to construct a Tool Museum at the Heritage Village at Big Creek. The Madden Tool Museum is currently under construction, but the first class of Sevastopol students were welcomed fall of last year for some hands on activities.

The Maddens will share some of the tools they collected and guests are encouraged to bring along stories and tools to share. A preview of museum additions will be shared and visitors are invited to visit the “Whatsis (What is this?) Board” and try to figure out how a tool was used. A buffet lunch will also be served.

The event fee is $25 and the event proceeds will help kick start the society’s newly established endowment fund. There may also be raffles, drawings and donation jars.

Doors will open at 10:30 am and the program will wrap up by 2 pm. To make your advance reservation, mail a check to the Door County Historical Society office, P. O. Box 71, Sturgeon Bay 54235 by Monday, March 7. For further information, contact the Door County Historical Society at 920.421.2332 or email [email protected].

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