Water Exhibit at Crossroads

The Door County Historical Society presents the Wisconsin Historical Society (WHS) exhibit Great Lakes Small Streams at the Heritage Village at Big Creek in the Vignes School through Oct. 6.

We drink it, fish in it, clean with it, swim in it and travel across it. Water has always been critical for our survival. That water shaped the landscape, history and communities of our state. The WHS’s traveling display Great Lakes Small Streams: How Water Shapes Wisconsin explores our state’s long relationship with water and the impact we have had on our vast waterways.

“The exhibit encourages guests to consider the many ways water has shaped our state, both geographically and as a driver for settlement and industry,” said Kristen Leffelman, field services representative for the WHS. “From there, it looks at how we have, in turn, shaped our waterways, highlighting some of the sustainability issues that challenge us today.”

The exhibit features an interactive kiosk that allows visitors to track the movement of glaciers, follow changes made to local rivers over time, or seek out easy solutions to save water in their own homes.

The Heritage Village at Big Creek is located at 2041 Michigan Street, Sturgeon Bay. Exhibit admission is included with the $6.50 adult admission fee for the Heritage Village; youth admission is free. The exhibit hours are 10 am – 3 pm Tuesday through Saturday.

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