As night descends over the Door Peninsula, the lamp shines at Eagle Bluff Lighthouse. As its beam brightens the night sky, the voices of past keepers whisper in the dark, echoing their stories. For two weekend evenings, the Door County Historical Society invites guests to delight in the tales of the keepers through story, song, and poetry at the Eagle Bluff Lighthouse Museum for Twilight Tours, Tunes & Tales.
On Sept. 30, Oct. 1, 7, and 8 from 6:30 to 8 pm, the Northern Door Storytellers Guild will be in residence to share tales of the sea, and lighthouse lore, perform traditional music, and recite legends in verse. The Northern Door Storytellers Guild evolved from a storytelling class at The Clearing Folk School in 2007. “As a result of this class the Northern Storytellers Guild was formed with a mission to bring folk stories to the Door County community,” said Guild founder Lloyd Michalsen. “We are excited to continue the tradition of opening the lighthouse to guests after dark,” said Linda Faust, Eagle Bluff Lighthouse manager. “To offer this family friendly experience to our visitors is a real treat. The Storytellers are great fun and very talented.”
Peninsula State Park is home to Eagle Bluff Lighthouse on Shore Road; a park sticker is required for entry. Admission is $7 adults; $4 students 13 to 18; $2 youth 6 to 12; and free for children 5 and under. Warm clothing is recommended. For more information call 920.421.2332.