Holiday Ornament Showcase at Door County Maritime Museum

Bidding in conjunction with the Door County Maritime Museum’s Holiday Ornament Showcase began Nov. 19. The popular holiday silent auction fundraising event features one-of-a-kind works of art certain to brighten homes for the holiday season. Bidding will continue through Dec. 13.

Approximately 24 ornaments and pieces of art, produced by some of Door County’s most distinguished artists, will be on display in the Sturgeon Bay museum’s Reddin Bridge Room.

“These aren’t just tree ornaments,” said Trudy Herbst, the museum’s Director of Development. “I’m very excited about the assortment of other imaginative works that are a part of this year’s auction.”

Bids may be placed anytime during regular museum hours; the museum, which will be closed Thanksgiving Day, is open daily from 10 am – 5 pm. The admission fee to the museum is not required to access the ornaments. Bids may also be placed by proxy.

The final bidding opportunity will take place during the Annual Museum Member Mixer & Holiday Ornament Showcase on the evening of Dec. 13. Non-members may attend the dessert social for a $12 fee. Proceeds from the silent auction benefit the Maritime Museum’s Anchor Appeal Campaign.

The Door County Maritime Museum is located at 120 N. Madison Avenue in Sturgeon Bay. For more information call 920.743.5958 or visit