The Sister Bay Historical Society is launching a new daily program of docent-led tours at the Corner of the Past and Old Anderson House Museum for the 2021 summer and fall seasons.
The new program features knowledgeable, engaging guides who make discovering village history fun. Visitors also have the option of using a Discovery Pen audio unit for independent exploration of the property. Admission for all guests is for $10 Adults. Children are admitted free.
Opening weekend for the docent-led tours program is Friday, May 28 through Sunday, May 30. After opening weekend, Corner of the Past is open Monday–Friday through Oct. 15, with three daily tour times: 11 am, 1 pm, and 2:30 pm. Reserve your tour tickets online at DoorCountyTickets.com.
The program features a half-hour, docent-led tour of the 1875 Anderson family farmhouse and 15 completely renovated buildings, many featuring late 1800s furnishings and artifacts. The authentic, historically-restored farm buildings are all from Sister Bay-area residents. In addition to Anderson House, the site features a barn, granary, machine shop, log cabins, migrant’s cabin, summer kitchen, sawmill, blacksmith’s barn, and early tourist cottages.
The Corner of the Past’s Machine Shop photo gallery features enlarged images dating back to Sister Bay’s early settlers, the Fire of 1912, berthed steamships, early logging, and ice cutting, and family life, among other topics.
The Corner of the Past and Old Anderson House Museum are open daily, Mon-Fri., 10 am–4 pm, from June through early October, and closed in winter.
Learn more about the Sister Bay Historical Society at sisterbayhistory.org/museum.