The Door County Maritime Museum is sailing into summer with the unveiling of its Shipwrecks of Door County interactive exhibit. With help from a $39,550 Joint Effort Marketing (JEM) grant from the Wisconsin Department of Tourism, the museum welcomes visitors to explore the role shipwrecks play in Wisconsin’s maritime history. The Shipwrecks of Door County exhibit runs from May 26, 2018 to Dec. 31, 2020.
The unveiling takes place May 26 featuring a full-day event with intriguing shipwreck-themed speakers, a book signing, children’s activities, a scavenger hunt and guided curatorial tours of the new exhibit. With the purchase of standard admission, visitors can explore the new exhibit, experience three additional galleries highlighting Door County’s maritime history and enjoy the opening celebration events.
“The Shipwrecks of Door County exhibit is a new way for the museum to expand into new museum traditions and showcase the technology, STEAM interactivity and inspiration that we will be including in our new Maritime Lighthouse Tower addition initiative in the next season,” said DCMM Executive Director Amy Paul. “The goal is to excite and educate visitors from the youngest to those who have lived life at sea and all those interested in experiencing a shipwreck and shipwreck exploration.”
For more information visit dcmm.org.