Sheri Gibbs Presents Documentary

Now the present site of the Gibraltar Grill, this photo shows the Apfelbach’s barn in Fish Creek during the early 1900s. GHA Archive Photo.

“Gibraltar Talks…Door County: Traditions of a Rugged Pioneer Past” will be held on Tuesday evening, October 12 at 7:30 pm at the Gibraltar Town Center behind the Fish Creek Post Office. The Gibraltar Historical Association (GHA) invites members, area residents, visitors and all history buffs for an evening of historical discussion.

Presenter for the evening will be Sheri Gibbs, historian, writer and video producer. Her presentation will focus on the experiences of making Wisconsin’s first regional history documentary about early Door County. Accurate research, interviewing and over 500 archival photographs were compiled to record 370 years of life in Door County…as it was and as it is. Over 3,000 hours of work were involved in this historic project. The outcome was the only complete audio/visual history of Door County, Wisconsin.

Gibb’s presentation emerges as the stories of rich hardships, triumph, and humor unfolded. She will include tales of how, when, and why Door County’s villages, towns and industries came to be, how places got their names, and of the people who went before us. Film clips of some of Door County’s historic legacy will also be shown.

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