Historical Society Programs Explores Local Lighthouses

The Door County Historical Society will host its monthly dinner program “Exploring Door County Lighthouses – Beacons That Guide the Way” presented by Barb and Ken Wardius on June 26. The dinner and program will be held at the Log Den Restaurant in Egg Harbor at 6 pm.

Door County boasts one of the highest concentrations of lighthouses of any county in the United States. With its hundreds of miles of shoreline, some of it rocky and treacherous, mariners of yesteryear relied heavily on these beacons for safe travel. This presentation will give an overview of the Door County lighthouses. The presenters will focus on Pottawatomie and Old Baileys Harbor lights, with emphasis on Cana Island. Archival and contemporary photography highlights the program.

Decades ago Barb and Ken Wardius visited Door County for the first time. Ken remembered, “Friends suggested we visit the Cana Island Lighthouse and fell in love with it.” Always interested in history, they developed a desire to learn more about the lighthouses and their keepers.

Barb and Ken Wardius have traveled statewide pursuing their hobbies of lighthouses, photography, history and bird study. They are the authors of Wisconsin Lighthouses, Cana Island Lighthouse, Wind Point Lighthouse, and North Point Milwaukee Lighthouse.

Plated dinner choices for the program are: Herb-encrusted Pork Tenderloin with rice; Chicken Alfredo over fettuccini; or Vegetarian Lasagna. All dinners are accompanied with a tossed salad, rolls, ice cream, and coffee, tea or milk. Dinner and program fees are $21 for Society members and $25 for guests. Dinner is served promptly at 6 pm.

Make reservations by sending payment to the Door County Historical Society, PO Box 71, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235, with a memo stating dinner preference. The reservation deadline is June 20. To attend the program only the fee is $5 and the program time is 6:45 pm. For more information, call 920.421.2332 or email [email protected]


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