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Door County Maritime Museum

120 N Madison Ave
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

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September 2018

Great Lakes/Great Books Discussion Group

September 6 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Door County Maritime Museum, 120 N Madison Ave
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
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A monthly book club discussing works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry that have the Great Lakes as a setting or as subject matter. This month’s selection is Hidden History of Sturgeon Bay by Heidi Hodges and Kathy Steebs. Beyond the stunning beauty of Wisconsin’s Sturgeon Bay lies a hidden past of colorful characters, tragic shipwrecks and compelling community achievements. It’s a story of dogged perseverance. Arriving as an immigrant to the town, Joseph Harris Sr. became a founding father, creating the…

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October 2018

Great Lakes/Great Books discussion group

October 4 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Door County Maritime Museum, 120 N Madison Ave
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
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A monthly book club discussing works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry that have the Great Lakes as a setting or as subject matter. This month’s selection is Death Rides the Ferry by Patricia Skalka. Sheriff Dave Cubiak is ensnared in a killer's cunning gambit It’s a sparkling August day on Washington Island and the resonant notes of early classical music float on the breeze toward the sailboats and ferries that ply the waters of Death’s Door strait. After a forty-year absence,…

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November 2018

Great Lakes/Great Books discussion group

November 1 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Door County Maritime Museum, 120 N Madison Ave
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
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A monthly book club discussing works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry that have the Great Lakes as a setting or as subject matter. This month’s selection is The Great Lakes at Ten Miles an Hour by Thomas Shevory. A chronicle of travels by bicycle around the Great Lakes, combining personal observations with reflections on the geology, ecology, history, and culture of the region Over the course of four summers, Thomas Shevory biked along the Great Lakes’ shores, absorbing the stories the lakes…

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December 2018

Great Lakes/Great Books discussion group

December 6 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Door County Maritime Museum, 120 N Madison Ave
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
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A monthly book club discussing works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry that have the Great Lakes as a setting or as subject matter. This month’s selection is Door Ways by Norbert Blei.   “Someday Door County will join the great mythical-real landscapes that include Salinas, Spoon River, and Yoknapatawpha.” —Harry Mark Petrakis Weaving a tapestry of lives and landscapes, past and present, earth and water, Norbert Blei celebrates the unique heritage of Door County, Wisconsin, a spectacular peninsula reaching into Lake Michigan. Blei…

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January 2019

Great Lakes/Great Books discussion group

Thursday, January 3, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Door County Maritime Museum, 120 N Madison Ave
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
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A monthly book club discussing works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry that have the Great Lakes as a setting or as subject matter. This month’s selection is The Death and Life of the Great Lakes by Dan Egan. The Great Lakes—Erie, Huron, Michigan, Ontario, and Superior—hold 20 percent of the world’s supply of surface fresh water and provide sustenance, work, and recreation for tens of millions of Americans. But they are under threat as never before, and their problems are spreading across the…

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February 2019

Great Lakes/Great Books discussion group

Thursday, February 7, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Door County Maritime Museum, 120 N Madison Ave
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
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A monthly book club discussing works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry that have the Great Lakes as a setting or as subject matter. This month’s selection is Safe from the Sea by Peter Geye. Set against the powerful lakeshore landscape of northern Minnesota, Safe from the Sea is a heartfelt novel in which a son returns home to reconnect with his estranged and dying father 35 years after the tragic wreck of a Great Lakes ore boat that the father only partially…

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March 2019

Great Lakes/Great Books discussion group

Thursday, March 7, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Door County Maritime Museum, 120 N Madison Ave
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
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A monthly book club discussing works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry that have the Great Lakes as a setting or as subject matter. This month’s selection is North Shore: A Natural History of Minnesota's Superior Coast by Chel Anderson and Adelheid Fischer. In North Shore Chel Anderson and Adelheid Fischer offer a comprehensive environmental history of one of Minnesota’s most beloved places. Compelling and accessible, the book will provide readers with a science-based knowledge of the Minnesota North Shore watershed so that together we…

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April 2019

Great Lakes/Great Books discussion group

Thursday, April 4, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Door County Maritime Museum, 120 N Madison Ave
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
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A monthly book club discussing works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry that have the Great Lakes as a setting or as subject matter. This month’s selection is Words on Water 2017 by Richard Purinton. A lifelong resident of Door County, Purinton has lived on Washington Island since 1974. He has worked 39 years for the Ferry line that serves the island and is currently the president of the company. Words On Water 2017 - A Ferryman's Journal is one man’s captivating account of the…

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May 2019

Great Lakes/Great Books discussion group

Thursday, May 2, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Door County Maritime Museum, 120 N Madison Ave
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
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A monthly book club discussing works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry that have the Great Lakes as a setting or as subject matter. This month’s selection is Barkskins by E. Annie Proulx. From the Pulitzer Prize-­­winning author of The Shipping News and “Brokeback Mountain,” comes the New York Times bestselling epic about the demise of the world’s forests. In the late seventeenth century two young Frenchmen, René Sel and Charles Duquet, arrive in New France. Bound to a feudal lord for three years in exchange for land,…

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