DCHS Presents “Lime Kilns of Door County” Aug 28

The Door County Historical Society will host its monthly dinner program, “Lime Kilns of Door County” presented by Don Rudolph on Aug. 28 at the Door County Fire Company in Sturgeon Bay.


A lime kiln on Karl Brinschein’s farm. Submitted.

Lime was an essential ingredient in building the pioneer structures in Door County. In fact, many house and barn foundations that are still in use today were constructed with lime mortar produced in one of Door County’s 60 lime kilns. Rudolph will explain the lime making process, show a short video of a kiln fired and burning limestone, explain how to identify former lime kilns, and show the locations of known lime kiln sites throughout the county.

 The buffet dinner includes broasted chicken, barbecue ribs, mashed potatoes, tossed salad, corn, rolls, and beverage choices of coffee and iced tea. The dinner and program will be held at the Door County Fire Co. banquet room and is located at 38 S. Third Ave, Sturgeon Bay. Dinner and program fees are $21 for Society members and the guest fee is $25. Dinner is served promptly at 6 pm.

Make reservations by sending payment to the Door County Historical Society, PO Box 71, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235, with a memo stating dinner preference. The deadline is Aug. 21. To attend the program only, the fee is $5 and it starts at 6:45 pm. For more information, call 920.421.2332 or [email protected].


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