News Bulletin: Oct. 25


The Door County Maritime Museum (DCMM) has received a $1 million donation from the George Kress Foundation for its long-planned Maritime Tower. 

“We are very appreciative of this generous support from the George Kress Foundation,” said DCMM Executive Director Kevin Osgood. “We are so pleased they decided to join with the almost 200 other local families and institutions that have made generous donations to this ambitious project. We are now closer than ever to being able to begin construction.”

The donation puts the campaign at $4.3 million toward its $5.5 million goal. The 10-story Maritime Lighthouse Tower will offer creative, interactive educational displays that highlight maritime history, people and industries.


The Door County Facilities and Parks Department is seeking input as it updates its five-year plan for Door County’s parks. To help guide the plan’s development, please complete the brief online survey regarding park usage and potential funding for future county parks at This survey will be available through Nov. 29. To learn more about the county’s parks, visit

The Village of Sister Bay Plan Commission meets Tuesday, oct. 29 at 5:30 pm. The commission is expected to review amendments to the Planned Unit Development agreement with Jaco Management, developers of the Dorr Hotel. Developer Chris Schmeltz is expected to break ground on the hotel this fall with hopes for opening in fall of 2020.