On July 20, from 1:30 – 3:30 pm, the Heritage Village at Big Creek will present a fun-filled family day. Activities will include blacksmith demonstrations and docent-led tours. An old-fashioned ice cream social will complete the day’s schedule of events.
Led by Al Briggs, a 20-year veteran of blacksmithing, the group consists of Mel Hendrichs, Larry Demaster, Larry Stuth, Steve Van Oudenhoven, Jon Neuville, Kyle Neuville, Adam Weldon, Doug Zillmer and Jim Zillmer. The volunteer blacksmiths have become masters and make many items that are available for purchase. Their handcrafted work includes wind chimes, glass candleholders, triangle bells, courting candle-holders, garden-markers, and hooks of various sizes and shapes. Custom orders are always welcome.
Tours begin at the Village’s Greene General Store. Guided tours through the village are approximately 30 minutes in length. Guests are invited to participate in an old-fashioned ice cream social on the porch of the Greene General Store during their visit.
The newly restored Hanson House will also be open and tours are available throughout the afternoon. The Hanson House is a half-mile walk down the Heritage Trail from the Village. The site is also accessible by car at 2022 Utah Street.
The Heritage Village at Big Creek, located at 2041 Michigan St., Sturgeon Bay, is open daily from 1:30 – 3:30 pm. For more information visit historicalvillage.doorcountyhistoricalsociety.org, contact Dan Olson at 920.421.2332, or find them on Facebook. Admission is free, but donations are greatly appreciated and welcomed. Group tours are welcome by reservation for a nominal fee.