Heritage Village at Big Creek Hosts Apple Day Sept. 25

The Door County Historical Society will celebrate Apple Day on Sept. 25 at Heritage Village at Big Creek in Sturgeon Bay. The Village will extend its hours from 12 to 3 pm for the day, and guests can sample Door County’s lesser-known fruit.

Apple origins date back thousands of years in Asia and Europe, and were brought to this country by European immigrants. Many of Door County’s settlers set aside a small piece of land for their apple orchards; remnants of these litter the county’s country roads.

Apples will be run through one of the village’s cider presses and guests can take a turn cranking the press in the Greene General Store. Volunteers will showcase a collection of apple peelers in the Vignes School and visitors can also take a turn trying out an apple peeler. The blacksmiths will give demonstrations of their craft, a volunteer fisherman will be on hand to talk about the Kohl’s Fish House, and in the Madden Tool Museum volunteers will continue to apply mortar to the logs. Also on display will be the newest artifact to the Society’s collection, a Studebaker Izzer buggy. Apples, cider, and homemade apple desserts will be available for sale.

The Heritage Village is located at 2041 Michigan Street in Sturgeon Bay. Admission is $5 for adults 18 years and older. Apples, cider, and apple desserts are available for purchase. For more information, call 920.421.2332 or email [email protected].


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