Groups Purchase Horseshoe Bay Farms

Horseshoe Bay Farms, Inc., a newly created historic preservation nonprofit organization, has funded and secured the purchase of 8.5 acres of original farm property, nine barn structures, and remaining historic farm artifacts. The group also spearheaded the efforts to move two historic cottages from the shoreline to the farm property in order to ensure their preservation and future use. A group of concerned citizens convened by the family of David and Lori Nicholas are leading the new nonprofit with the goal of restoring and preserving the historic Horseshoe Bay Farms. “Door County has a special place in the hearts of our family and we are pleased to be able to offer our support to this worthwhile endeavor,” said Lori Nicholas. “We are excited to not only preserve this important piece of Door County’s history but to work collaboratively with the community to develop a plan that allows future generations to enjoy this treasure.”

Working together under the umbrella of the Door County Community Foundation, several generous families and numerous community volunteers have joined forces to make the preservation and restoration of Horseshoe Bay Farms a reality. In the coming year, Horseshoe Bay Farms, Inc. will begin the interpretive planning process that will reveal the remarkable history of this space and share it with the public. Donations will help offset the cost of moving the cottages, fund urgent refurbishment projects, and enable Horseshoe Bay Farms, Inc. to begin a long-term planning process. Stakeholders and folks passionate about preserving this piece of Door County history can join as a “Founding Family” and ensure the Farms will be forever preserved.

To learn more, call the Community Foundation at 920.746.1786 or visit

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