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Historical Society Screens ‘Escarpment’

The Door County Historical Society’s next Yesteryear program is a screening of Escarpment, a documentary created by Roger Kuhns. The screening takes place July 28, 1 pm at Collins Learning Center at Crossroads at Big Creek in Sturgeon Bay. Kuhns will introduce the documentary and field questions after the showing.

Recipient of the Hollywood International Independent Documentary Award, Escarpment delves into geology, ecology, and the natural history of Eastern Wisconsin and the Great Lakes. The film touches on sustainability and how our climate and ecosystems change through time. Shot on location along the length of the Niagara Escarpment, with a Door County focus, the film is a fast-paced and entertaining journey through billions of years of Eastern Wisconsin natural history. The film reconstructs ecosystems that existed when the dolomitic rocks of the Niagara Escarpment were formed, debates if dinosaurs were ever in Door County, tracks the path of glaciers, and many more major events in our geologic history. Locations around the world are presented to display how Door County looked in the past. Animated sequences are shown to illustrate parts of the story.

The admission fee is $5 for guests and members; reservations are not necessary. The next program in the Yesteryear Series is German Heritage Festivaland “Blacksmith for a Day” on Aug. 4. The Heritage Village is open for tours every Tuesday through Saturday beginning at 10 am and until 3 pm; the adult admission fee is $6.50. A donation is requested in lieu of a children’s admission fee. For more information, call 920.421.2332 or email [email protected]

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