Stories of Belgian Immigrants at Crossroads

The Door County Historical Society will host – and Barb Chisholm will present – the yesteryear program “Their Story, Our History” on Aug. 31, 1 pm, in the Collins Learning Center, 2041 Michigan St., at Crossroads at Big Creek in Sturgeon Bay. 

A fifth-generation Belgian-American, Chisholm grew up in the village of Misiere outside Brussels and will focus on the stories of Belgian immigrants in Door County, their history and how it continues to shape the area today. 

“My grandfather lived with us and told so many wonderful stories about his life and the lives of his parents,” she said. “I would sit and listen to him for hours.”

Chisholm’s parents encouraged her to write down her grandfather’s stories, which got her hooked on genealogy and local history, and she has used her retirement to investigate her Belgian roots. There is no admission charge for this program, but donations are appreciated. The Heritage Village at Crossroads at Big Creek is open for self-guided tours, 10 am – 3 pm. The adult admission fee is $6.50; a donation for youth admission is appreciated. To find out more, contact the Door County Historical Society at 920.421.2332 or [email protected]

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