Door County Library Branches Honor World War II

As part of World War II Week at the Door County Library, original photographs, personal mementos and artifacts of the war will be on display at the Sturgeon Bay location from Monday, June 8 through Saturday, June 13.

The series of black-and-white photographs taken by Art Kaftan, who served under Patton in Europe in the 328th Regiment, 26th Infantry Division of the United States Army, reveal one man’s personal look at the faces and places of World War II. Through the photographer’s words and discerning eye for detail, each photograph in the display eloquently tells a story. Viewing will be possible during all library open hours:  Monday through Thursday 9 am – 9 pm, Friday 9 am – 6 pm and Saturday 9 am – 5 pm.

In addition to the weeklong display of photographs, the library will host “Held in the Heartland,” a touring bus museum display of artifacts and information about German POW’s held in the Midwest during the war. Door County was one of the communities where POW’s were housed and “employed.” The Bus-eum will be at the Sturgeon Bay Branch of the Door County Library on Tuesday, June 9 from 9 am – 12 pm and at the Sister Bay/Liberty Grove branch of the library from 2 – 5 pm that same day.

Also, on Thursday, June 11 at 7 pm at the Sturgeon Bay Library, Douglas Jacobson, author of Night of Flames, will discuss his WWII historical novel with a focus on the Belgian resistance movement.

The public is welcome and invited to each of these free events. The Sturgeon Bay Library is located at 107 S. 4th Avenue and the Sister Bay/Liberty Grove Library is located at 2323 Mill Rd. in Sister Bay.

For additional information contact Laura Kayacan at the Sturgeon Bay Library, 920.743.7121.