Second Presentation of “Horseshoe Bay Farms: The Land, The Players, Their Place in History”

Due to overwhelming demand, the Door County Historical Society is offering another presentation of “Horseshoe Bay Farms: The Land, The Players, Their Place in History,” by Glenn Timmerman. This presentation is set for August 6 at 6:30 pm at the Horseshoe Bay Golf Club.

The farm, which was recently placed on the National and State Register of Historic Communities, has a 130-year history. This history includes once being a world-class Holstein breeding farm and having been the largest fruit producer and seasonal employer in the county.

The evolution of Horseshoe Bay Farms under the Murphy and Cowles families is a tale of entrepreneurial spirit, a deep love of the property and an entertaining cast of characters.

Glenn Timmerman, in the first known retelling of Horseshoe Bay Farms stories, will share his findings from the National Historic Register application process along with rare film footage and pictures.

The presentation will also include a dinner of salad, bread, chicken, rice pilaf, and key lime torte.

The cost is $19 for members and $25 for non-members. For reservations, mail checks payable to the Door County Historical Society to PO Box 71, Sturgeon Bay, by August 1.

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