Open House at Gills Rock Museum

The Door County Maritime Museum will host a fish boil in conjunction with an open house at its Gills Rock Museum Sunday, August 22.

The museum open house will takes place from 10 am – 5 pm while the fish boil will begin with a social hour at 12:30 pm followed by the boil-over at 1:30 pm. Dinner will take place in the net shed on the grounds of J&M Fisheries adjacent to Weborg’s Dock on Highway 42 in Gills Rock.

Commercial fishing is one of the primary themes of the museum in Gills Rock, where its fishing dock exhibit and the tug Hope are housed. Other interesting exhibits and artifacts include a United States Life Saving Service Lyle gun, actual radio recordings from the night the Edmund Fitzgerald sunk, some pertinent area ship models, and an exhibit delving into piracy on the Great Lakes.

The fish boil is being offered through the generosity of Jeff and Mark Weborg’s commercial fishing operation. The cost is $20 for adult members and $10 for youth members of the Door County Maritime Museum and $25 for adult non-members and $15 for youth non-members. Reservations were required by Wednesday, August 18. For more information call 920.743.5958 or visit