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Historical Society Hosts Luncheon & Presentations

The Door County Historical Society will host a winter luncheon and two presentations about our agricultural history on Feb. 25. The lunch and programs, “Door County Barn Quilt Project” and “Farming With Horses: A Trip Down Memory Lane,” will be held at the Mill Supper Club beginning at 11 am.

Dawn VandeVoort will share the story of the Door County Barn Quilt Project, which began in 2010. This grassroots, community-building project grew from a few quilts in the early years to having 50 quilts recognized as part of the trail. The quilts demonstrate and showcase the strong agricultural roots of Door County. Each quilt expresses a different story. The program features examples and stories of Door County quilts as well as other counties in Wisconsin with barn quilt trails and learn some of the stories behind our Door County Barn Quilts.

Following lunch, Bob Lohrey will share his experiences “Farming With Horses – A Trip Down Memory Lane.” With today’s use of hi-tech agricultural methods, to find someone who still farms with horses is a treasure indeed. The memories of the old ways of farming and equipment are quickly being lost. The stories are from his experiences on his Brother Dan’s farm in Rio Creek. At this farm they continue to use horses for a major part of the fieldwork. Much of the machinery used once belonged to their father and grandfather.

The first program begins at 11 am, followed by the noon lunch, and then the final program at 1 pm. The Mill Supper Club will serve a family-style dinner of chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, dressing, coleslaw, cranberry sauce, rolls and butter, dessert, and coffee or tea; a cash bar will be available. The cost is $27 for guests and $22 for members. For reservations, mail check to the Door County Historical Society, PO Box 71, Sturgeon Bay 54235 by Feb. 20. For more information, call 920.421.2332 or email [email protected].

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