Traveling Exhibit about Wisconsin Waterways Visits Sturgeon Bay

From ancient glaciers to today’s research and industry, water has always been at the heart of Wisconsin and Door County’s history. Made possible by the Wisconsin Historical Society, the Door County Maritime Museum is excited to host the traveling exhibit, Great Lakes, Small Streams: How Water Shapes Wisconsin. The exhibit is currently displayed in the Reddin Bridge Room in Sturgeon Bay and will be displayed through Nov. 5, 2017.

The Great Lakes region is home to one of the largest freshwater resources on the planet. The water shaped the landscape, history and communities of our state and supports us in many ways, from the economy, to travel, to our very survival. The Great Lakes, Small Streams: How Water Shapes Wisconsin exhibit explores Wisconsin’s long relationship with water and the impact Wisconsinites have had on the vast systems of waterways.

Learn more about the time in which Wisconsin was under the sea and about the glaciers that carved the Great Lakes. Discover more on native tribes and how they used waterways for almost every aspect of their lives. Absorb how water is the very reason we are settled here in Wisconsin, and Door County, today.

Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for youth 5-17 and free for children 4 and under. The museum is open daily 10 am – 5 pm. For more information visit


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