MAM of Door County Displays Photographic Chronicle of the “Centennial”

“Heavy Weather, Pt. Huron Michigan,” color photograph, by Christopher Winters.

The Miller Art Museum will open a new exhibit, “Centennial: A Photographic Chronicle by Christopher Winters of the Great Lakes Oldest Working Steamboat” on July 23. On July 30 from 5 – 6:30 pm a public reception will be held for the artist with wine and appetizers. Winters will speak briefly at the reception and present a Museum Talk on September 8 at 10:30 am.

Winters’ book, Centennial, Steaming Through the American Century, will be available for purchase, and signing when Winters is present. The exhibit will continue through September 13.

This exhibition will document the unprecedented history of Great Lakes boat Hull No. 17 as it accomplished 100 consecutive years of service.

Winters is a self-described “freshwater ‘boat nerd.’” He is a freelance photojournalist based in Milwaukee where he works as staff photographer at Discovery World Museum. He is the official photographer of Wisconsin’s flagship schooner Denis Sullivan. He also lectures on Great Lakes shipwreck history, is an avid SCUBA diver, a frequent contributor to Great Laker magazine, and exhibits his work in galleries and museums around the Great Lakes region.

The Miller Art Museum, open 10 am – 8 pm on Mondays and 10 am – 5 pm Tuesdays – Saturdays, is located within the Sturgeon Bay Library at 107 S. 4th Avenue. Admission is free. For more information call 920.746.0707 or visit