The Door County Historical Society will host its monthly dinner program, “Collectible Shotshell Reloading Tools & Hunting Accessories” presented by Greg Meissner Sept. 25 at Alpine Resort in Egg Harbor.
The sport of hunting was a job and primary source of income for many sportsmen between the 1860s and 1930s. To be successful, hunters and sportsmen needed a particular level of ingenuity. Their resourcefulness is displayed through the various implements and accessories used for hunting, and in particular, shotshell reloading. Meissner, landscape architect and co-owner of Meissner Landscape, Inc., will present on the history and development of shotshell reloading accessories. He will bring a display various objects from his collection, including powder measures, wad cutter and stuffers, early loading machines, and multiple use loading tools.
Meissner’s interest in early hunting accessories stemmed from a lifelong interest in hunting and shooting sports, as well as an interest in antique items. He has been collecting hunting related accessories and tools since his wife, Marsha, gave him a hardware store shot box as a Christmas present in 1980.
Dinner includes a choice of roast pork, beef rouladen, or Door County salad with chicken. The dinner and program will be held at the Alpine Resort located at 7715 Horseshoe Bay Road, Egg Harbor. Dinner and program fees are $21 for members and $25 for guests. Make reservations by sending payment to the Door County Historical Society, PO Box 71, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235, with a memo stating your dinner preference. Reservation deadline is Sept. 18. To attend the program only, the fee is $5 and the program time is 6:45 pm. For more information, call 920.421.2332 or [email protected].