By Tim Kowols
It may be the newest exhibit at the Door County Historical Museum in Sturgeon Bay, but its contents are anything but. Darrel Cardy, who found some of the first Paleo-Indian artifacts on the site in 1959, was on hand Saturday to answer visitor questions and even admire a few arrowheads that were brought in by others. What was once his family’s farm is now known as the Cardy Paleoindian Campsite, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a designated archeological preserve by The Archaeological Conservancy. It took 44 years for scientists to take the site seriously as the past home of people dating back to at least 9000 B.C. Cardy is happy people will be able to see the artifacts in a museum for many years to come.
Cardy also gave a presentation about the artifacts Saturday afternoon at Crossroads at Big Creek before packing them up one last time before they stay on permanent display at the Door County Historical Museum. Click here for information on the Cardy Paleoindian Campsite.