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Door County Maritime Museum

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120 N Madison Ave
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

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September 2017

Great Lakes/Great Books discussion group

September 7 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

A monthly book club discussing works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry that have the Great Lakes as their setting or subject matter. The 2017-2018 season kicks off with a discussion of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's The Song of Hiawatha.  Written in 1855, Longfellow's epic poem tells the story of an Ojibwe warrior, Hiawatha, and his love for a Dakota woman, Minnehaha, set along the south shore of Lake Superior. Held the first Thursday of every month in the Bridgewater Room of the…

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October 2017

Great Lakes/Great Books discussion group

October 5 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

A monthly book club discussing works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry that have the Great Lakes as their setting or subject matter. The selection for this month is Good Seeds: A Menominee Food Memoir by Thomas Pecore Weso. For Menominee Indians, the "Good Seeds" of life are the "manoomin" or wild rice that also gives the tribe its name. This new food memoir by tribal member Thomas Pecore Weso takes readers on a cook's journey through the North Woods tribal lands. Weso…

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November 2017

Great Lakes/Great Books discussion Group

November 2 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

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 Frederick Stonehouse's The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald. Peter L. Waters has just finished his first year of law school at the University of Michigan. With the help of Jamie, Peter's bride-to-be, he lands a great summer job aboard the Great Lakes freighter the Edmund Fitzgerald. Determined to give his future bride the…

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December 2017

Great Lakes/Great Books discussion group

December 7 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

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 Living Great Lakes by Jerry Dennis. The Living Great Lakes is the most complete book ever written about the history, nature, and science of these remarkable lakes at the heart of North America. From the geological forces that formed them to the industrial atrocities that nearly destroyed them, to the greatest environmental success…

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January 2018

Great Lakes/Great Books discussion group

Thursday, January 4, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

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 A Superior Death by Nevada Barr. Park ranger Anna Pigeon returns, in a mystery that unfolds in and around Lake Superior, in whose chilling depths sunken treasure comes with a deadly price. In her latest mystery, Nevada Barr sends Ranger Pigeon to a new post amid the cold, deserted, and isolated beauty of…

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February 2018

Great Lakes/Great Books discussion group

Thursday, February 1, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

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 Lake Invaders: Invasive Species and the Battle for the Future of the Great Lakes by William Rapai. There are more than 180 exotic species in the Great Lakes. Some, such as green algae, the Asian tapeworm, and the suckermouth minnow, have had little or no impact so far. But a handful of others—sea…

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March 2018

Great Lakes/Great Books discussion group

Thursday, March 1, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

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 Torn in Two: The Sinking of the Daniel J. Morrell and One Man's Survival on the Open Sea by Great Lakes historian Michael Schumacher. Dennis Hale reached the dock just in time to see the Daniel J. Morrell heading out to open waters, a 600-foot freighter that had plied the waters for sixty years, carrying…

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April 2018

Great Lakes/Great Books discussion group

Thursday, April 5, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

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 Harborless by Cindy Hunter Morgan. Harborless, a collection of poems informed by Great Lakes shipwrecks, is part history and part reinvention. The poems explore tragic wrecks in rivers and lakes, finding and forming artistic meaning from destruction and death. Each poem begins in a real, historical moment that Cindy Hunter Morgan transforms into…

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May 2018

Great Lakes/Great Books discussion group

Thursday, May 3, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

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 Lucy Sanna's historical novel The Cherry Harvest.  It's the summer of 1944 in Door County, Wisconsin, where even the lush cherry orchards and green lakeside farms can't escape the ravages of war. With food rationed and money scarce, the Christiansen family struggles to hold on. The family's teenage daughter, Kate, raises rabbits to…

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