The Door County Historical Society is an organization of more than 375 members dedicated to keeping history alive for future generations through the collection, preservation and sharing of the heritage of Door County.
The society meets monthly from April until November in different places throughout the county. The monthly meeting, held the fourth Monday of the month, consists of a dinner, a brief business meeting and a program relating to local history. During winter months, the society meets on Saturdays in February and March for programs on lunch.
At Heritage Village at Big Creek and Eagle Bluff Lighthouse Museum, the society hosts daily tours, historic programming, and special events during the brief Door County summer
A Board of Directors and Committees, comprised of society members, oversees the finances and projects of the society which include maintaining and operating the Eagle Bluff Lighthouse Museum, Heritage Village at Big Creek, the Hanson Norwegian Homestead, and the Door County Archives. The society also publishes The Peninsula, designates historical sites throughout the county, and provides educational programs for schools and groups.
The public is welcome and encouraged to participate in any of the society’s activities.