The Door County Historical Society (DCHS) will host its monthly dinner meeting and program “History of the Alpine Resort” presented by Bill Bertschinger on Sept. 26. The dinner and program will be held at the Alpine Resort in Egg Harbor.
The Alpine was built in 1921 by brothers Paul and John Bertschinger. A few years earlier, Paul, a butcher in Milwaukee, came to visit his brother, John, who operated a lumberyard. During this visit, John mentioned to Paul that he recently sold a tract of land on Green Bay. Upon seeing the property, the brothers decided to re-purchase the land (at twice the price sold) for a potential resort business. The Alpine officially opened for business in 1922.
For 95 years, the Bertschinger family has continued to provide their guests gracious hospitality, exciting activities, tranquil surroundings and beautifully refurbished facilities maintained in the historic character of the Alpine.
There are three plated dinner options: Roast Pork with Mashed Potatoes, Gravy and Cole Slaw; Beef Rouladen with Mashed Potatoes and Red Cabbage; or Door County Salad of Mixed Greens, Chicken, Bleu Cheese, Dried Cherries and Pecans. All dinners include dessert bars, rolls, butter and coffee, tea or lemonade.
Dinner and program fees are $20 for DCHS members and the guest fee is $24. Dinner is served promptly at 6 pm. For reservations, call 920.421.2332 by Sept. 19. To attend the program only, the guest fee is $5 and the program begins at 6:45 pm. For more information, call 920.421.2332 or [email protected].