Grant Awarded to Restore Hanson House

(Left to right) Marcia Smith, board member of the Door County Community Foundation, presents grant money to George Evenson, president of the Door County Historical Society.

The Door County Community Foundation recently awarded the Door County Historical Society grants from the Historic Preservation Fund and the Cliff & Clara Herlache Heritage Foundation Fund to support the Hanson House Restoration project. The Hanson House is a log home that was built about 1856 using Scandinavian construction techniques. The Society is in the process of restoring it to how it would’ve looked between 1875-1885. Restoration experts have determined that there are only three similar examples of this type of construction that have been uncovered in the entire United States. For more information, call 920.743.4945 or visit