History of Maple Syrup and Jorns Family

The Door County Historical Society will host – and Steve Jorns will present – “History of Door County Maple Syrup and the Jorns Family” on July 27, 1 pm, in the Vignes School at the Heritage Village at Big Creek in Sturgeon Bay.

Ferdinand Jorns, Steve Jorns’ great-grandfather, arrived in the U.S. in the 1850s. Originally from Hamburg, Germany, he immigrated after traveling extensively, including to India and China. 

Steve Jorns will share stories of his ancestors, their struggles and eventually finding success in farming and producing maple syrup, which can still be purchased today at Jorns’ Sugar Bush in Egg Harbor. He’ll also share photos and explain the process that Native Americans used to produce syrup.This special yesteryear program is free, but donations are appreciated. The Heritage Village, 2041 Michigan St. in Sturgeon Bay, will be open for self-guided tours starting at 10 am and after the presentation until 3 pm. The adult admission fee is $6.50; a donation for youth admission is appreciated. To learn more, contact the Door County Historical Society at 920.421.2332 or [email protected].

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