Horseshoe Bay Farms Inc., the new nonprofit organization working to preserve and guide the historic Egg Harbor property, held its first stakeholder session Aug. 19.
Representatives from local historical societies, municipal governments, businesses and families with ties to the property were invited to share stories, visions and possibilities for the future of the property located four miles south of the Village of Egg Harbor near Murphy Park.
Participants met the master-plan design team from TEN x TEN of Minneapolis, which will lead a multidisciplinary team that includes AWH Architects, New History, Wigen Consulting and GRAEF in creating a plan for the property.
In December of 2018, Lori and David Nicholas donated the funds to the Horseshoe Bay Farms Preservation Fund to purchase the farm, which was then transferred to the Horseshoe Bay Farms Inc. nonprofit. December with the goal of creating a community space that would help tell the story of Door County’s agricultural roots, connect locals and visitors to the land, and open the picturesque barns and property for educational and event use.
Horseshoe Bay Farms Inc. will host a second meeting with selected stakeholders Sept. 16, 2-4 pm, at the Kress Pavilion in Egg Harbor, followed by another session that day, 4-6 pm, when the general public may provide input.
Organizers will also host a larger public-engagement effort Oct. 12 during Pumpkin Patch weekend. A shuttle will run from the Village of Egg Harbor to the farm, 10 am – 5 pm, to enable visitors to learn more about its history and future. Residents and visitors may join guided tours, walk the grounds, share stories and meet the board and master-plan design team.