The Door County Historical Museum is
celebrating their 70th Anniversary Year in 2009! There will be special
events happening all 2009 season!
On Saturday, 9 May 2009, the
in the Door County Historical Museum's 70th Anniversary
having a table where patrons could ask questions regarding family history
research. PGS Members: Ginny HAEN (who also works at the Museum), Sue
HAVEL, Sue HOHNEKE and Myrle WELHAVEN were in attendance. Sue HOHNEKE
had her laptop there which had a wireless connection to the Internet so we
could show folks how the PGS Website could help them in their family history
PGS Table at the D.C. Historical Museum for the 70th Anniversary Year Celebration
Kick-off-9 May 2009
Maggie WEIR, Head Curator, gave a wonderful program where she portrayed
Hedwig PEIL (taken from "Loving Spice of Life" by Adeline EDMUNDS-a
biography of her mother Hedwiig from the Town of Baileys Harbor) an
Immigrant to Door County in the 1800's.
PLEASE CLICK ON THE PICTURES TO SEE THEM ENLARGED!
ABOVE: Carol HOBSON visited the PGS Table at the Door County
Historical Museum on 9 May 2009 while the Museum was having a 70th
Anniversary Year Celebration Kick-off to find out more about the
Family whose document she is holding. Visit the
TERMANSEN FAMILY Page
on this website! Next to Carol is our PGS President: Sue HAVEL who
was on hand to help folks find their families!
BELOW: This little guy kept an
eye on the PGS Table! Can you find him in the picture above?
The PGS had great fun helping folks research their
families that day! It's a first-rate museum! Many people
visiting the museum for their special 70th Anniversary Year Celebration Kick-off signed an
antique ledger and added the names of their earliest Door County Ancestors
to the ever growing list.
Besides many pictures of Door County residents
and places throughout the years, The Museum has staff that can help you find
your ancestor as well using the many aids the PGS has created as well as the
complete Obituary Indexes (which we are working on getting on our PGS
Website) and histories written about the county. If you have Door
County items and don't know what to do with them, perhaps you can add your
treasures to their ever growing inventory of Door County memorabilia.
In any case, when you visit Door County, we hope you will
take the opportunity to visit the Door County Historical Museum, see
what life was like in the "olden days", who may be a relative and sign
that ledger too!