The Door County Historical Society’s next program in the Yesteryear series is Vintage Day on Sept. 2. Vintage Day at the Heritage Village at Big Creek features the Cherryland Model A’s Car Club and an historical agriculture program. The Model A Car Club will decorate the Village from 10 am – 3 pm. Joining the Fords will be a Studebaker “Izzer” carriage, and as for food, there will be fried chicken, root beer floats and sundaes.
The Model A represented the Ford Motor Company’s second success following the Model T. Prices for the Model A ranged from $385 for a roadster to $1,400 for the top-of-the-line Town Car. The Model A came in a wide variety of styles and you will be able to see styles displayed by the Cherryland A’s Car Club including a 1929 Model A pickup truck and a 1930 Model A roadster.
Guests may also attend “Farming with Horses – A Trip Down Memory Lane,” a program about the early days of agriculture presented by Bob Lohrey. With today’s use of high-tech agricultural methods, to find someone who still farms with horses is a treasure indeed. The stories are from Lohrey’s experiences on hi brother’s farm in Rio Creek. At this farm they continue to use horses for a major part of the field work and much of the machinery once belonged to their father and grandfather. Presentations will be given at 11 am and 1:30 pm.
On display will be the largest artifact in the Society’s collection, a Studebaker Izzer buggy with an auto seat. From 1890-1915, Izzer buggies were one of the most successful Studebaker designs, producing about 10,000 a year.
The Heritage Village is located at 2041 Michigan Street in Sturgeon Bay. Admission is $6 for adults 18 years and older; no admission fee is charged for children, but donations are appreciated. Chicken dinners, ice cream floats and sundaes are available for purchase. To pre-order chicken dinners (not required, but appreciated) or for more information, call 920.421.2332 or email [email protected].