The Door County Historical Museum will open May 1 for its 80th season. The Chicago Tribune chose it as the Best Small Museum in the Midwest, and it continues to attract visitors from around the world. Each of its four main viewing areas highlights a different aspect of Door County history. The front room (the original 1939 museum building) houses a spectacular Door County natural-history wildlife diorama, designed and built by Door County taxidermist Mike Orthober. Visitors can also check out the recently opened exhibit of 12,000-year-old Paleoindian artifacts that were discovered in Sturgeon Bay and donated to the museum by Darrell Cardy. Located on the corner of 4th and Michigan in Sturgeon Bay, the museum is open daily, 10 am – 4:30 pm, through October 31.