By Paul Schmitt
A former Sturgeon Bay resident who is a private consultant and lives in Portland, Oregon believes that tourism attractions that use the heritage and maritime history can transform Sturgeon Bay’s west side and the community. Samuel Shogren, who has 30 years of experience in leading museums and working with some of the largest museums in the United States, shared his ideas in a letter to the editor submitted to DoorCountyDalyNews.com. Shogren says behind the recent legal confrontation of the Westside, lies a “perfect storm” of unrecognized shared interests and development plans. He cites co-location of attractions as an example of proven success.
Shogren says he does not side with either the City or the Friends of Sturgeon Bay Public Waterfront but rather would like the community to see the “big picture” in developing a cultural attraction that will drive tourism and expand the workforce in the community. For the entire interview with Samuel Shogren go to the audio links below:
Letter to the Editor submission by Shogren: