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Door County video from the storytellers of the Peninsula Pulse and Door County Living, and the filmmaking of Peninsula Filmworks. Meet the people who make Door County what it is – a home to creativity, grit, and character.

  • VIDEO: The Nature of Art

    Before Door County became an arts destination with more than 100 galleries, the peninsula and its islands were largely a blank canvas. A place of natural beauty just waiting to inspire painters, sculptors, potters, and even landscape architects. While nature inspired art, the county’s artists returned the favor by testifying to the natural beauty of […]

  • VIDEO: Behind the Scenes of Our Door County

    From the nature of art to the art of brewing, the Our Door County video series has told a wide variety of Door County stories since it launched in January of 2016.

  • VIDEO: Icelandic Heritage on Washington Island

    Across Death’s Door, a different culture lives on in the community of Washington Island. “People kind of take a step back in time when they come here to Washington Island,” says Jeannie Hutchins of the island’s Jacobsen Museum. Embodied by toughness, independence, and a staunch work ethic, the people of Washington Island are as proud […]

  • VIDEO: Wine Making

    If you think you have to go to the West Coast to taste great wine, think again. Door County’s wine scene has matured to new levels over the past decade as local wineries perfect their craft and new wine-makers have entered the scene. In the latest edition of the Our Door County video series, we […]

  • VIDEO: Haunted Door

    In the center of Fish Creek, a historical building has stood proudly for 142 years, but it has also been home to disquieting spirits. The Alexander Noble House was built in 1875 by Alexander Noble, replacing the family home that was destroyed by fire a year earlier. Before that, Noble’s wife Emily died, besetting the […]

  • VIDEO: Belgian Heritage

    It’s a part of Door County sadly neglected by many of the thousands of visitors who flock to the Door peninsula every day of the summer as they scurry to other towns and villages steeped in the tourism trade. But in Southern Door County visitors will find a community with one of the most fascinating […]

  • VIDEO: Fireboat Kevin C Kane Relaunched in Baileys Harbor

    The fireboat Kevin C Kane was relaunched at the Baileys Harbor marina Wednesday, June 27. The boat was commissioned in 1993 and named in honor of a probationary firefighter who died in the line of duty in 1991. According to New York Fire Department literature, the Kane will hit 28 knots (approximately 32 mph) and its […]

  • Video: Historic Door County – Cherry Camps

    In order to harvest the cherries and apples each year, young boys were brought to Door County for 2-3 weeks at a time to work at Cherry Camp. They picked pails of cherries every day in return for room and board.  

  • VIDEO: Door County’s Cherry Orchard History

    Joseph Zettel began planting cherry trees in Door County in 1896, and the bright fruit has been synonymous with Door County ever since. His trees thrived, and soon did thousands of acres of them up and down the peninsula, becoming as much a symbol of the region as lighthouses and shoreline. Learn why cherries thrive […]

  • VIDEO: Door County Ice Harvest

    Today, we take the ice that comes out of our freezers for granted. Push the lever on the refrigerator and out comes perfectly formed frozen chunks to cool our beverages. But in the not-so-distant past it took a lot of work to harvest ice. In “Harbor Ice,” our film arm interviews Washington Island’s Jake Ellefson […]

  • VIDEO: Door County 2018 – Day One

    Our crew braved the chilly temperatures from Cherry Drop to the final putt of the Frostbite Open to capture images of the first day of the year in Door County. What will the next 364 bring?  

  • VIDEO: How Shipbuilding Became Sturgeon Bay’s Defining Industry

    Shipbuilding has defined Sturgeon Bay for nearly a century. Learn how a small Wisconsin city became an international hub in this new video from Peninsula Filmworks produced for the Door County Visitor Bureau.

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    Door County’s Iconic Dessert: Cherry Pie

    It’s cherry harvest season in Door County, which means it’s cherry pie time for thousands of visitors. For Jeni Tveten (pronounced “Tweeten”), general manager at Bea’s Ho-Made Products in Gills Rock, cherry pie never ends. Tveten has been making pies for 15 years at Bea’s, and with her staff short at least two people this […]

  • VIDEO: Door County Bookmobile Could Get New Life

    For decades, the Door County Bookmobile connected local residents and adults to the world outside the county. The Egg Harbor Historical Society purchased the bookmobile from local historian John Enigl with hopes of restoring it into a new Door County Historymobile. The bookmobile needs a new engine, transmission and gas tank, but the historical society […]

  • VIDEO: Door County Brewing Co. Taproom First Look

    Door County Brewing Co. opened its new taproom in Baileys Harbor July 1, and our crew from Peninsula Filmworks was there to check it out. The space features a music stage, 24 taps, huge main room and a spacious beer garden and fire pit outside. Owner John McMahon said the design pays homage to Wisconsin’s […]

  • VIDEO: Schoolhouse Beach, Washington Island

    Take a visit to Schoolhouse Beach on Washington Island, one of the most picturesque beaches in Wisconsin. The beach is made of millions of smooth limestone rocks and clear blue waters on the northern side of the island. A favorite for sunbathing, swimming, and rock skipping, the beach is named for a schoolhouse that once […]

  • VIDEO: Freddie K. Tractor Ride

    The annual Freddie K. Tractor Ride took place Tuesday, June 13 in Baileys Harbor. Jacob Dannhausen-Brun and Jackson Parr caught up with the parade to raise a glass and find out what it’s all about. Watch the video to see for yourself.

  • Newport State Park Named International Dark Sky Park

    Newport State Park, Wisconsin’s only wilderness state park, is now the first state park in Wisconsin designated an International Dark Sky Park. Newport is one of just 48 parks in the world to earn the designation.   Newport has a dark sky that offers excellent nighttime viewing with an unobstructed view of the eastern horizon. […]

  • New Video Shows How Nature Inspired Wave of Door County’s Early Artists

    Door County wasn’t always a destination for artists, but when a wave of artists, photographers and performers were drawn to the peninsula by the natural landscape in the 1930s – 1950s, it changed the county forever.   The latest video in the Our Door County video series from the Door County Visitor Bureau tells the story […]

  • VIDEO: Winter in Door County

    A new video produced by Peninsula Filmworks for the Door County Visitor Bureau answers the question all residents get asked by tourists: “What do you do here in the winter?” A lot more than you think, the video answers with interviews of locals who’ve come to love winter on the peninsula. Ice fishing, hiking, and […]