November Dinner Meeting  

The Door County Historical Society will host its monthly dinner meeting featuring Amish Reflections, a presentation by Joe and Sue Jarosh on Monday, November 23. The dinner meeting will be at 6:00 pm at Leathem Smith Lodge.

Door County Historical Society Members Sue and Joe Jarosh have spent over 25 years in close contact with various Amish families from Pennsylvania to Iowa and most states in between, to secure beautifully hand crafted Amish quilts for their store Jacksonport Craft Cottage. They will share memories and recollections of the Amish they have come to know, love, and appreciate in a program called “Amish Reflections.” Joe & Sue will relate history and insight onto the Amish lifestyle and the rules and religion that govern and direct their lives. They share personal stories and happenings they have encountered and enjoyed with these friendly and ‘plain people’ over the past quarter century.

Sue & Joe Jarosh have owned and operated the Jacksonport Craft Cottage for over 31 years and have recently sold it and will be retiring. They have been very involved in various community activities throughout Door County including Northern Sky Theatre, Door County Auditorium, Birch Creek, and Peninsula Players. Sue was one of the founders of the Jacksonport Historical Society. Sue and Joe are lifetime members of the Door County Historical Society. Joe served several years as president of Leadership Door County. In retirement Sue and Joe plan on continuing community volunteerism.

The Lodge at Leathem Smith will serve a family style dinner of meatloaf, smoked ham, gravy, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and chef’s choice of veggies, homemade assorted “hot” cookies, and coffee; a cash bar will be available. The dinner program fee for guests is $24; member fee is $20. To make your advance reservation, mail your check to the Door County Historical Society office P. O. Box 71, Sturgeon Bay 54235 by Wednesday, November 18. For further information, contact the Door County Historical Society at (920) 421-2332 or email

The Door County Historical Society is a membership organization dedicated to keeping history alive for future generations through the collection, preservation and sharing of the heritage of Door County. The Society operates two interpretive sites: Eagle Bluff Lighthouse in Peninsula State Park and the Heritage Village at Big Creek in Sturgeon Bay.

Media Contact:

Trudy Herbst

(920) 421-2332