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Heritage Village at Big Creek

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2041 Michigan St
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
920.421.2332 http://heritagevillage.doorcountyhistoricalsociety.org

September 2015

Historical Society Program

September 6, 2015
Heritage Village at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan St
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States

1:30-3:30pm. The Door County Historical Society will be hosting an Antique Auto Show. The Cherryland A’s will have their restored cars on display. 2:15pm. Arvid Anderson will have a powerpoint presentation explaining how to restore an antique car in the Collins Learning Center lecture hall.

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Historical Society Program

September 13, 2015 @ 2:00pm
Heritage Village at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan St
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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Featuring a gospel sing with the father/daughter duo Dan Phillips and Pamela Parks, who will perform with their band Parks, Phillips, Co. A freewill offering will be taken. Held in the Village Chapel.

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Door County Historical Society Lecture

September 27, 2015 @ 2:00pm
Heritage Village at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan St
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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"Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal" presented by Capt. Bob Desh. Collins Learning Center. Freewill offering will be taken.

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June 2016

Blacksmith Demonstration

June 7, 2016 @ 1:00pm - 3:00pm
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Heritage Village at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan St
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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Observe the skills in a historic setting. Wares are available for purchase.

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Historical Society Program

June 10, 2016 @ 1:00pm
Heritage Village at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan St
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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Featuring Dr. Eric Paulsen with his collection of vintage eyeglasses and a vintage clothing presentation by Reneee McAllister. In the Greene General Store.

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Historical Society Program

June 14, 2016 @ 2:00pm
Heritage Village at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan St
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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Maggie Weir visits the Vignes School, while portraying mail order bride, Hedwig Peil (born 1871).

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German Heritage Day

June 18, 2016 @ 11:00am - 2:00pm
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One event on August 12, 2017 at 11:00am

Heritage Village at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan St
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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There’s more than brats to celebrate…music, red cabbage, potato salad, German chocolate cookies, and a little beer to wash it down!

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Historical Society Program

June 24, 2016 @ 1:00pm
Heritage Village at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan St
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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Mary Silver demonstrates fabric dying using indigo.

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July 2016

Yesteryear Program

July 5, 2016 @ 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Heritage Village at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan St
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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Children of all ages join the schoolmarm and learn how to read, write script and cipher. Blacksmith demonstrations: observe the skills in a historic setting. Wares are available for purchase.

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Yesteryear Programs

July 6, 2016 @ 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Heritage Village at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan St
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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Meet Grandma Warren in the farmhouse built just after the Civil War, then visit the neighbors at the Schopf House and Madden Tool Museum. Blacksmith Demonstrations: observe the skills in a historic setting. Wares are available for purchase.

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Yesteryear Program

July 7, 2016 @ 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Heritage Village at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan St
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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Blacksmith Demonstration & Tool Museum Construction - Visit all the buildings in the Village. Watch to see what the blacksmiths are making and check on the construction progress of the Madden Tool Museum. Observe the skills in a historic setting. Wares are available for purchase.

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Yesteryear Program

July 8, 2016 @ 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Heritage Village at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan St
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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Music Making. Bring your jugs, spoons, bones or washboards to form a "jug band". Don't have one? The Village has a few extra to share. Try making sounds from these early musical instruments.

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Root Beer Festival

July 9, 2016 @ 10:00am - 3:00pm
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Heritage Village at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan St
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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Families celebrate everything root beer: taste testing, root beer floats and root beer foods, history of root beer presentation. $5/adults. Free/Children under 18. Sampling tickets, food, and floats available for purchase.

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Yesteryear Program

July 12, 2016 @ 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Heritage Village at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan St
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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Meet the Greene General Store keeper, see 1890s merchandise, shop for penny candy and learn about new inventions. Explore the Heritage Garden and see what is growing. Observe the blacksmith at work in a historic setting. Wares are available for purchase.

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Yesteryear Program

July 13, 2016 @ 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Heritage Village at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan St
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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Join the schoolmarm to learn to read, write script and cipher. Observe the blacksmith at work in a historic setting. Wares are available for purchase.

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Yesteryear Program

July 14, 2016 @ 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Heritage Village at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan St
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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Blacksmith Demonstration and Tool Museum Construction. Visit all the buildings in the Village. Watch to see what the blacksmiths are making and check on the construction progress of the Madden Tool Museum.

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Yesteryear Program

July 15, 2016 @ 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Heritage Village at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan St
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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G scale and Z scale model train displays in the Vignes School. Presented by David Ward.

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History of Door County Theater Presentation

July 17, 2016 @ 2:00pm
Heritage Village at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan St
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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Holly Feldman from Northern Sky Theater and Audra Baakari Boyle from Peninsula Players will discuss the history of their theaters. Free and open to the public. At the Collins Learning Center.

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Yesteryear Program

July 19, 2016 @ 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Heritage Village at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan St
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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Meet Grandma Warren in the farmhouse built just after the Civil War. Then visit the neighbors at the Schopf House and Madden Tool Museum. Observe the blacksmith at work in a historic setting. Wares are available for purchase.

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Yesteryear Program

July 20, 2016 @ 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Heritage Village at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan St
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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Meet the Greene General Store keeper, see 1890s merchandise, shop for penny candy, and learn about new inventions. Explore the heritage garden and see what is growing. Observe the blacksmith work in a historic setting. Wares are available for purchase.

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Yesteryear Program

July 21, 2016 @ 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Heritage Village at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan St
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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Blacksmith Demonstration & Tool Museum Construction. Visit all the buildings in the Village. Watch to see what the blacksmiths are making and lend a hand with the construction progress of the Madden Tool Museum.

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Model Train Exhibit

July 22, 2016 @ 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Heritage Village at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan St
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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G-scale and Z-scale models will be on display in the historic Vignes School. $5/adults. Free/17 years and younger.

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Yesteryear Program

July 26, 2016 @ 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Heritage Village at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan St
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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Children of all ages join the schoolmarm and learn to read, write script and cipher. Blacksmith demonstrations.

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Yesteryear Program

July 26, 2016 @ 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Heritage Village at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan St
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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Children of all ages will join the schoolmarm to learn to read, write and cipher. Blacksmith demonstrations.

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Yesteryear Program

July 27, 2016 @ 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Heritage Village at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan St
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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Meet Grandma Warren in the farmhouse built just after the Civil War. Then visit the neighbors at the Schopf House and Madden Tool Museum. Blacksmith demonstrations.

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Yesteryear Program

July 28, 2016 @ 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Heritage Village at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan St
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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Visit all the buildings in the Village. Watch to see what the blacksmiths are making and lend a hand with the construction progress of the Madden Tool Museum.

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Yesteryear Program

July 29, 2016 @ 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Heritage Village at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan St
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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Bring your needles, thread, and scrap fabric and learn some basic stitches. Sewing cards will be available for younger family members.

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Belgian Heritage Day

July 30, 2016 @ 11:00am - 2:00pm
Heritage Village at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan St
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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Belgian pie-making demonstrations, and traditional food: Booyah (chicken soup), Trippe (sausage), Jutt (cabbage), Belgian pie for dessert, and some to take home, too! Peshtigo Fire program by Barb Chisholm. $5/admission. Free/Children 17 and under.

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August 2016

Yesteryear Program

August 2, 2016 @ 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Heritage Village at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan St
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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Meet the Greene General Store keeper, see 1890s merchandise, shop for penny candy, and learn about new inventions. Explore the Heritage Garden and see what is growing. Blacksmith demonstrations.

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Yesteryear Program

August 3, 2016 @ 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Heritage Village at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan St
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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Children of all ages join the schoolmarm to learn to read, write script and cipher. Blacksmith demonstrations.

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Yesteryear Program

August 4, 2016 @ 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Heritage Village at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan St
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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Visit all the buildings in the Village. Watch to see what the blacksmiths are making and lend a hand with the construction progress of the Madden Tool Museum.

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Yesteryear Program

August 21, 2016 @ 2:00pm
Heritage Village at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan St
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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Door County Historical Society member Marlene Allen will share the story of Door County's first black citizen, Peter Custis. In the Collins Learning Center. Free, good will offering will be taken to support the Heritage Village.

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English Country Tea

August 27, 2016
Heritage Village at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan St
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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10:30am or 2pm. Four-course, elegant tea in the Warren House, an 1877 log structure. Reservations recommended. $25/ticket.

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September 2016

Activities at Heritage Village at Big Creek

September 1, 2016
Heritage Village at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan St
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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10:30am. Cardmaking: Birds. Create two note cards with a bird theme in the Vignes School. 2pm. Book Discussion. Becca Berger will lead a discussion of "John Muir: The Story of My Boyhood and Youth" in the Collins Learning Center. 1-3pm. Blacksmith Demonstration. Observe the skills in a historic setting. Wares are available for purchase.

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Old-fashioned Sunday Picnic

September 4, 2016 @ 11:00am - 3:00pm
Heritage Village at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan St
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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Featuring the Cherryland A's car club, blacksmith demonstrations. Chicken dinners, ice cream floats and sundaes available for purchase. $5/adult admission. Free/under 18 years old.

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Activities at Heritage Village at Big Creek

September 8, 2016
Heritage Village at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan St
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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10:30am. Cardmaking: Flowers. Create two notecards with a flower theme in the Vignes School. 1-3pm. Blacksmith Demonstrations. Observe the skills in a historic setting. Wares are available for purchase.

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Activities at Heritage Village at Big Creek

September 9, 2016
Heritage Village at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan St
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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2pm. Lecture: Muir's Flowers. Meet at Collins Learning Center 3:30pm. Guided hike. Following the lecture, join the naturalist in a walk through the upland areas where Muir's flowers bloom in September. Meet at the Collins Learning Center. Free and open to the public.

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John Muir Presentation

September 11, 2016 @ 2:00pm
Heritage Village at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan St
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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Michael Edmonds of the Wisconsin State Historical Society presents an illustrated talk about John Muir which concludes the exhibit "Wisconsin's John Muir". Reception to follow presentation. In the Collins Learning Center.

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Apple Day

September 25, 2016 @ 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Heritage Village at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan St
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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Take a turn at the cider press, view antique cider presses and apple peelers. Apples, cider and homemade apple desserts available for sale. Blacksmith demonstrations, and extended historic village hours. $5/adults. Free/children under 18 years old.

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June 2017

Blacksmith Demonstration

June 16, 2017 @ 11:00am - 2:00pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until October 13, 2017

Heritage Village at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan St
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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Watch local blacksmiths use historic techniques to create pieces made of iron and steel. Some pieces, including custom orders, are available for sale.

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July 2017

Blacksmith for a Day

July 7, 2017 @ 10:00am - 2:00pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until July 8, 2017

Heritage Village at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan St
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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Try your hand at blacksmithing for one day. Blacksmiths are on site teaching guests the basics of using a coal-fired forge, reading a fire, managing coals, and using a hammer. Participants should wear cotton fabric and bring safety glasses. $10/participant (plus admission to Heritage Village).

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Root Beer Festival

July 8, 2017 @ 10:00am - 3:00pm
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One event on July 7, 2018 at 10:00am

Heritage Village at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan St
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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Families celebrate everything root beer: taste testing, root beer floats and root beer foods, history of root beer presentation. Sampling tickets, food, and floats available for purchase. $6/adults. Free/Children under 18.

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Yesteryear Program

July 22, 2017 @ 2:00pm
Heritage Village at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan St
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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Nan Krause presents on the history of buttons while Jane Whiteman displays her collection and teaches guests about collecting buttons. Held in the Vignes School. Freewill donation.

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Yesteryear Program

July 29, 2017 @ 2:00pm
Heritage Village at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan St
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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“Aprons: They’re Not Just for Men Anymore,” presented by Virginia Feld Johnson. Held in the Vignes School. Freewill donation.

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August 2017

German Heritage Day

August 12, 2017 @ 10:00am - 3:00pm
Heritage Village at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan St
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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Featuring music, food, drinks, historical programs, demonstrations, walking tours, and more. For more information visit doorcountyhistoricalsociety.org. $6/adults, 18 and older. Free/children.

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Yesteryear Program

August 19, 2017 @ 2:00pm
Heritage Village at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan St
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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“Warren Family History,” presented by Jerry & Nan Krause. Held in the Vignes School. Freewill donation.

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September 2017

Vintage Day

September 2, 2017 @ 10:00am - 3:00pm
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One event on September 1, 2018 at 10:00am

Heritage Village at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan St
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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Enjoy a picnic dinner and yesteryear presentations surrounded by Model A Fords.

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Yesteryear Program

September 16, 2017 @ 11:00am
Heritage Village at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan St
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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“Logs to Lumber.” Demonstrating how logs are sawed into lumber. Freewill donation.

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October 2017

Yesteryear Program

October 7, 2017 @ 2:00pm
Heritage Village at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan St
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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“Peninsula State Park in Postcards,” presented by Richard Lauder. Held in the Vignes Schoolhouse. Freewill donation.

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Harvest Day

October 14, 2017 @ 10:00am - 3:00pm
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One event on October 13, 2018 at 10:00am

Heritage Village at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan St
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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Celebrate the fall harvest with an apple celebration. Learn more about the history of apples and enjoy a variety of apple treats.

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June 2018

Yesteryear Program

June 16, 2018 @ 1:00pm
Heritage Village at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan St
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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“Penny Candy.” Costumed interpreter, Coggin Heeringa shares the history (and a few samples) of the penny candy which was available between 1890 and 1910. Held in the Greene General Store.

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July 2018

Family Program

July 3, 2018 @ 10:00am
Heritage Village at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan St
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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"Heritage Garden." Visit the 1890s style garden and observe the flowers, herbs, and vegetables. Meet at the garden gate. Free and open to the public.

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Root Beer Festival

July 7, 2018 @ 10:00am - 3:00pm
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One event on July 6, 2019 at 10:00am

Heritage Village at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan St
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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Families celebrate everything root beer: taste testing, root beer floats and root beer foods, history of root beer presentation. Sampling tickets, food, and floats available for purchase. $6.50/adults. Free/Children under 18.

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Blacksmith Demonstration

July 10, 2018 @ 11:00am - 2:00pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until October 11, 2019

Heritage Village at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan St
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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Watch local blacksmiths use historic techniques to create pieces made of iron and steel. Some pieces, including custom orders, are available for sale.

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Yesteryear Program

July 10, 2018 @ 1:30pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until July 31, 2018

Heritage Village at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan St
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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"School Days," presented by a Heritage Village Interpreter.

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Explore Door County Barns

July 21, 2018 @ 9:15am - 4:30pm
Heritage Village at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan St
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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Visit seven unique Door County Barns. Space is limited. Reserve early. Includes morning snack and luncheon at the Log Den. $70/person.

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August 2018

German Festival

August 4, 2018 @ 10:00am - 3:00pm
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One event on August 10, 2019 at 10:00am

Heritage Village at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan St
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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Guests may view exhibits of German steins, Hummel figurines, and nutcrackers. Dress for the occasion. Helen Cordon plays accordion. Randy Zahn gives a presentation on Albert Zahn Sr (11am & 1pm). Experience blacksmithing and more. Visit doorcountyhistoricalsociety.org for a full schedule of events.

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Yesteryear Program and Dedication

August 11, 2018
Heritage Village at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan St
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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Dedicating the newest addition to the Heritage Village at Big Creek, the Madden Tool Museum (1pm). Followed by “Logging Tools of the Past” presented by Mike and Patrick Madden.

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Yesteryear Program

August 25, 2018 @ 1:00pm
Heritage Village at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan St
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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"Congressman Minor" presented by Joe Knaapen. Held in the Vignes School.

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September 2018

Vintage Day

September 1, 2018 @ 10:00am - 3:00pm
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One event on September 7, 2019 at 10:00am

Heritage Village at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan St
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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Enjoy a picnic dinner and yesteryear presentations surrounded by Model A Fords. Featuring live music, fun programs, demonstrations, fried chicken, root beer floats, and more.

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Yesteryear Program

September 8, 2018 @ 1:00pm
Heritage Village at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan St
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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"Hymn Sing" presented by Rev. Don Heeringa. Held in the Village Chapel.

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October 2018

Apple Day

October 13, 2018 @ 10:00am - 3:00pm
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One event on October 12, 2019 at 10:00am

Heritage Village at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan St
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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Celebrate the fall harvest with an apple celebration. Learn more about the history of apples and enjoy a variety of apple treats, live music, and presentations.

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May 2019

Rummage Sale

May 17, 2019 @ 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Heritage Village at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan St
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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Gently used household items, antiques, kitchenware, small furniture, sports equipment, books, puzzles and games. The Madden Tool Museum will also have tool demos and tours throughout the day. Proceeds will be used to purchase a lawnmower for Heritage Village.

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Rummage Sale

May 18, 2019 @ 10:00am - 6:00pm
Heritage Village at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan St
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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Gently used household items, antiques, kitchenware, small furniture, sports equipment, books, puzzles and games. The Madden Tool Museum will also have tool demos and tours throughout the day. Proceeds will be used to purchase a lawnmower for Heritage Village.

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June 2019

Yesteryear Program

June 29, 2019 @ 1:00pm
Heritage Village at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan St
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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"Restoration Roundtable" presented by Dennis Statz and Henry Isaksen. The program will discuss the essential aspects of restoring old buildings. Held in the Vignes School. Free. Donations appreciated.

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July 2019

Root Beer Festival

July 6, 2019 @ 10:00am - 3:00pm
Heritage Village at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan St
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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Families celebrate everything root beer: taste testing, root beer floats and root beer foods, history of root beer presentation. Sampling tickets, food, and floats available for purchase.

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Yesteryear Program

July 27, 2019 @ 1:00pm
Heritage Village at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan St
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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"History of Door County Maple Syrup & the Jorns Family,” presented by Steve Jorns. He will lead a presentation about the Jorns family history and their involvement with the maple syrup industry. He will also discuss the history of maple syrup in Door County. He will share photos to help bring the information to life. No fee, but donations are appreciated.

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August 2019

Yesteryear Program

August 3, 2019 @ 1:00pm
Heritage Village at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan St
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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“Tallak!: From Genealogy to Stories,” presented by Mary Lou Forier. She will present the history of her family, which emigrated from Norway in 1846, and then 17 years later arrived in Sturgeon Bay. This story will be interlaced with the histories of Door County and Sturgeon Bay. Free, but donations appreciated.

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German Festival

August 10, 2019 @ 10:00am - 3:00pm
Heritage Village at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan St
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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Explore German history and indulge in German foods, from brats to cake. There will also be live German music; demonstrations of blacksmithing, silk dying and knapping; Joan Wilkie presenting in the school (1pm); and Nan and Jerry Krause telling German immigrant stories (11am-2pm).

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Yesteryear Program

August 24, 2019 @ 1:00pm
Heritage Village at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan St
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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“The Heritage Garden at Crossroads,” presented by Nancy Goldberg. She will lead a presentation reflecting on the history of the Heritage Garden, which is celebrating its 21st anniversary in 2019. Free, but donations appreciated.

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Yesteryear Program

August 31, 2019 @ 1:00pm
Heritage Village at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan St
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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"Their Story, Our History," presented by Barb Chisholm. She will focus on the stories of Belgian immigrants in Door County, and how their history continues to shape the county. Free, but donations appreciated.

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September 2019

Vintage Day

September 7, 2019
Heritage Village at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan St
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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Enjoy a picnic dinner and yesteryear presentations surrounded by Model A Fords. Featuring live music, fun programs, demonstrations, fried chicken, root beer floats, and more.

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Yesteryear Program

September 14, 2019 @ 1:00pm
Heritage Village at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan St
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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"The Ridges Sanctuary." Anna Foster and George Cobb will lead a presentation about the history of The Ridges Sanctuary and how it came to be. They will also share the stories of the founders of The Ridges Sanctuary that believed in protecting and preserving the land for future generations. Free and open to the public.

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Yesteryear Program

September 21, 2019 @ 1:00pm
Heritage Village at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan St
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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“History of Soda Bottlers in Door County," presented by Stephen Pleck Johnson. Those who attend are welcome to share their knowledge of Door County’s soda industry. Free, but donations appreciated.

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October 2019

Apple Day

October 12, 2019
Heritage Village at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan St
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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Celebrate the fall harvest with an apple celebration. Learn more about the history of apples and enjoy a variety of apple treats, live music, and presentations.

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Yesteryear Program

October 12, 2019 @ 1:00pm
Heritage Village at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan St
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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“Farm Kids Talk about The Farm’s Early History,” presented by Jane Scholz Raben, Marsha Scholz Lindh, Jan Schopf, Julie Schopf Heroux and Laurie Schopf Stache. All daughters of the original owners of The Farm, these farm kids will share special memories of the early years on The Farm. Free, but donations appreciated.

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October 2020

Heritage Halloween

October 31, 2020 @ 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Heritage Village at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan St
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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Staff members will hand out small bags of pre-portioned candy to anyone in costume, the buildings will be closed but decorated and staff will be on porches telling riddles, rhymes, and short stories. Short hikes through the woods will be available. A small scavenger hunt is planned and anyone who completes the hunt will receive a little goody bag which includes a Culver's free scoop token.

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