Doors Open for Summer

Heritage Village at Big Creek, the Sturgeon Bay interpretive site of the Door County Historical Society, will open its doors for the season on June 14. To honor our Nation’s Flag Day, members of Boy Scout Troop 1022 will conduct a flag-raising ceremony at 2 pm.

The public is invited to experience early life in Door County with guided tours at 1:30 and 2:30 pm ($5 adult donation), an ice cream social (nominal fee), and in collaboration with Write On, Door County a free, themed writing activity in the one-room schoolhouse, Vignes School, following the flag-raising ceremony.

All ages are invited to take part in the themed writing activity. Just in time for Father’s Day, this month’s theme is “Fathers or Other Important Men in Your Life.” Volunteers will be on hand to give writing prompts and to assist anyone who needs help putting their thoughts into words. The program is free, but advance registration is requested by calling 920.868.1457.

Volunteers will lead daily guided tours at 1:30 and 2:30 pm throughout Heritage Village. Blacksmiths demonstrate their skills on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:30 – 3 pm. Additionally, June 23 – Aug. 26 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 1:30 and 2:30 pm, Ms. Wilkie will host multi-generational programs and village tours.

Adult admission is a $5 donation; there is no fee for children 17 and under. For more information, visit or call 920.421.2332.