Mark Moran Visits Heritage Village for Appraisals

Mark Moran

The Heritage Village at Big Creek opens for the season on June 15. The public is invited to experience early life in Door County with blacksmithing demonstrations, music, ice cream social, and guest presenters sharing education in the rural schools, fashions of the 19th century, early funeral practices and cultural heritage programs.

“All of the staff and our volunteers are excited for the new season. We have some wonderful programming and great special events planned,” said village curator/manager Dan Olson. “Kicking off the season this Sunday will be the Peninsula Symphonic Band with an old-fashioned ice cream social at 1:30 pm and everyone is welcome to come over and join in the fun.”

The Heritage Village at Big Creek will host “What’s It Worth?” on June 26 from 4 – 7 pm. Special guest author and antiques expert Mark Moran will appraise objects in the categories of fine art, furniture, ceramics, glassware, vintage photographs, advertising, folk art, toys, metal-ware, clocks, and costume jewelry.

Participation in this event is limited and pre-registration is necessary. Submission forms and a complete list of items that may not be submitted for appraisal are available at under the “Newsletter” section. Each item appraised is $15. Guests may attend for an admission fee of $4. Time slots are available at 4 pm, 5 pm, and 6 pm. A check payable to the Door County Historical Society must accompany all registrations.

“What’s It Worth?” will be presented in the Collins Learning Center at the Crossroads at Big Creek at 2041 Michigan Street, Sturgeon Bay. For more information call Dan Olson at 920.421.2332.

The Heritage Village at Big Creek, open daily 1:30 – 3:30 pm, is located at 2041 Michigan Street, at the intersection of Highway 42/57 and County Highway TT, in Sturgeon Bay. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated. For more information visit

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