Premiere Screenings of Hometown Stories for Door County Residents

Wisconsin Public Television (WPT) presents the premiere broadcast of Wisconsin Hometown Stories: Door County at 8 pm on June 27. Door County residents will have a chance to see the full documentary ahead of the statewide broadcast at two free community premiere screenings: June 11, 7 pm, Baileys Harbor Town Hall and June 16, 7 pm, Door Community Auditorium in Fish Creek. A third free screening will be held on July 10 at 1:30 pm at the Brussels Community Center. The film’s producer, David Hestad, will offer insights into the show’s production and answer questions from viewers at the screenings.

The eighth installment in WPT’s ongoing local history project, Wisconsin Hometown Stories: Door County shares stories of tourism, cherries, art, and land preservation that capture the history of the region.

Film, archival images, aerial footage and interviews with historians, local citizens and experts tell the unique stories of Door County and the role its history played in shaping a county that is still a manufacturing and agricultural hub, as well as a vacation haven.

Viewers will explore ethnic heritages that still thrive across the land, the roots of Door County’s growth as a center for the arts, and efforts to preserve both the land and the natural beauty that defines one of Wisconsin’s most charming places.

Full video of the documentary will be available for free at broadcast for on-demand viewing at

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