By Tim Kowols
The Door County Maritime Museum will be receiving some help in making sure their priceless artifacts remain preserved for generations to come. The museum was one of 75 institutions nationwide to be included in the Collections Assessment for Preservation (CAP) program. The program will send two experts to survey the museum’s collections and make an action plan on how to preserve the pieces even better. Executive Director Amy Paul says this is a big step to improve the status of the museum.
The CAP program is part of a collaborative effort between the Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artist Works and the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The Door County Maritime Museum is also working with the county on current preservation efforts of the Cana Island Lighthouse and its surrounding area, which opens on Monday.