Ridges Hosts “My Kind of County” Program

Generations of farmers, foresters, and fishermen have earned their livelihoods from the rocks, woods, and waters of the Door Peninsula. Their activities, as well as the changes on the county’s landscapes over the years, will be the focus of a lecture titled “My Kind of County” on Thursday, July 30 at 7 pm at the Baileys Harbor Town Hall.

This presentation, by geography professor and author John Fraser Hunt, is one in a series of Thursday evening lectures sponsored by The Ridges Sanctuary. Hart states that our contemporary landscape contains many old log houses, barns, and other traces of early residents. These structures also reflect the influence of immigrants from Scandinavia and Belgium. More recently, the scenic charm of the peninsula has attracted many seasonal residents, as well as those involved in the visual and performing arts. During over 50 summers spent in Ephraim, Hart has enjoyed watching the changes in Door County. This spring he published a book entitled My Kind of County in which he describes its environments and the livelihoods of its people. The book will be available for sale at Hart’s program.

The final Ridges lecture for the summer will be held on August 6, when Shana Ederer and Linda Graham present “Algae:  Not Just Green Stinky Stuff.”

For information, call 920.839.2802.