Learn about Ida Bay Archaeological Dig

The Door County Historical Society’s first history luncheon program of the year is set for Feb. 25 at Stone Harbor Restaurant, where the program will be “Ida Bay Site: 1,000 Years of Indigenous Life in Sturgeon Bay.” Dr. Robert Jeske and Coggin Heeringa will discuss the exciting discoveries made at the archaeological dig at the Ida Bay Preserve, including a sampling of artifacts they’ve unearthed.

This dig combines research with education by allowing students in school groups, as well as adults, to learn about First Peoples’ way of life and participate in finding artifacts such as projectile points, pottery, scrapers, recracked rocks and stone tools. 

The doors at Stone Harbor, 107 N. 1st Ave. in Sturgeon Bay, will open at 11:30 am; lunch will be served at 12 pm; and the program will follow. The cost is $35 for Door County Historical Society members and $40 for nonmembers. Register by Feb. 17 at or by phone at 920.421.2332.