Granary Hires Project Manager

The Sturgeon Bay Historical Society (SBHS) has hired Nicole Matson as project manager for the Door County Granary. She joins a team that’s working to convert the 1901 Teweles and Brandeis grain elevator on Sturgeon Bay’s West Waterfront into a public cultural center and agricultural museum.

Matson will oversee fundraising, financial and contractual management, communications with partnering entities, and interfaces with the construction team. She will begin her position in mid-June and joins Beth Renstrom and SBHS board members Kelly Avenson, Kelly Catarazoli, Laurel Hauser, Niki Kaftan and James Kaplan.

Matson most recently worked for the Lakeshore Natural Resources Partnership as the coordinator of the Climate Change Coalition of Door County. In that position, she co-created and acted as lead in the highly successful and expanding Door County Big Plant program. She has extensive experience in planning, communication and volunteer coordination.

The Granary project recently received a $100,000 grant from the 1923 Fund to aid in restoration efforts. Sen. Tammy Baldwin, chair of the Senate Appropriation Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development and Food and Drug Administration, has also recommended it for inclusion in fiscal year 2023 financing.