The Door County Historical Museum, in conjunction with the Door County Archives, is holding a series of events called "Add to the Archives," with each event focusing on a specific aspect of history. The public is invited to bring in any information, stories, photos, or artifacts relating to how these topics affected life in Door County. All the information will be compiled and added to the Door County Archives’ collection for future research purposes.
The first event on Saturday, July 28 will focus on prohibition, from 1920 to 1933, when it was illegal in the United States to manufacture, transport or sell alcohol or alcoholic beverages.
Perhaps great-grandma was a member of the Women’s Christian Temperance Union (WCTU). Or grandpa met grandma at a local establishment that offered dances for a nickel which helped pay for the orchestra. Like everywhere else, Door County had its moonshiners, speakeasies, bootleggers and rum runners. People are encouraged to donate any information, photos or artifacts (even an old still). Photos can be copied and returned if desired.
Future "Add to the Archives" events will focus on Door County schools (August 25) and World War II (September 15).
Those who have information to share relating to any of the topics are asked to contact the museum at 743-5809 or visit the museum at 18 North 4th Avenue, Sturgeon Bay between 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.