Dinner Program about 1930s Ephraim

Join the Door County Historical Society for an evening of food and history April 24 at Al Johnson’s. Guests will be treated to a Swedish meal and a program titled “Ephraim Stories from the 1930s.” The doors will open at 5:30 pm; dinner will be served at 6 pm; and the program will follow.

Kathleen Harris will share stories of people who lived in Ephraim during the Depression and how they endured the financial crisis. Stories will feature artist Doris Heise Miller, newlyweds Frances and Marion Fardig, the demise of Engelmar, CCC Camp Peninsular and the summer girls camp that survived a Sturgeon Bay bank.

Harris is the author of From the Lookout: Peninsula State Park’s Summer Camp for Girls. After 25 years as a naturalist at Peninsula State Park, she is now an educator at the Ephraim Historical Foundation. The dinner program at Al Johnson’s Swedish Restaurant, 10698 N. Bay Shore Dr. in Sister Bay, is $30 for DCHS members or $35 for the public. Registration is required by April 17 by visiting or calling 920.421.2332.