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Door County Maritime Museum

120 N Madison Ave
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

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December 2019

Great Lakes/Great Books Discussion Group

December 5 @ 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 Ogallala Blue: Water and Life on the Great Plains by William Ashworth. Ogallala Blue is the story of a crucial, dwindling natural resource: an invisible ocean of fresh water under the High Plains. The Ogallala Aquifer that lies deep beneath the Great Plains from Texas to Colorado contains enough water to fill Lake Erie…

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January 2020

Great Lakes/Great Books Discussion Group

Thursday, January 2, 2020 @ 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 Making of Pioneer Wisconsin: Voices of Early Settlers by Michael E. Stevens. From the mid-1830s through the 1850s, more than a half million people settled in Wisconsin. While traveling in ships and wagons, establishing homes, and forming new communities, these men, women, and children recorded their experiences in letters, diaries, and newspaper…

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February 2020

Great Lakes/Great Books Discussion Group

Thursday, February 6, 2020 @ 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 Stuck in Manistique by Dennis Cuesta. Near the midpoint of the Upper Peninsula, along a Lake Michigan bend of shore, is the town of Manistique, Michigan. Mark had never heard of Manistique before the death of his estranged aunt, but as sole beneficiary of Vivian's estate, he travels there to settle her affairs.…

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March 2020

Great Lakes/Great Books Discussion Group

Thursday, March 5, 2020 @ 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 Across the Great Lake by Lee Zacharias. "It was a huge and powerful ship with a tall, handsome pilothouse and big smoking stacks, no place for a girl, though I loved it, I cannot tell you how much I loved it." In her eighty-fifth year, Fern Halvorson tells the story of a childhood journey…

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April 2020

Great Lakes/Great Books Discussion Group

Thursday, April 2, 2020 @ 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 Deckhand: Life on Freighters of the Great Lakes by Nelson Haydamaker and Alan D. Millar. With numerous photographs and engaging stories, Deckhand offers an insider's view of both the mundane and intriguing duties performed by deckhands on ore boats. Boisterous port saloons, monster ice jams, near drownings, and the daily drudgery of soogeying--cleaning dirt and…

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May 2020

Great Lakes/Great Books Discussion Group

Thursday, May 7, 2020 @ 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 Misunderstood Mission of Jean Nicolet: Uncovering the Story of the 1634 Journey by Patrick J. Jung. So, all those stories of Jean Nicolet’s landing in Wisconsin—of the French explorer stepping off a canoe at Green Bay wearing silken robes in expectation of meeting the Emperor of China—are wrong? So writes Patrick J. Jung…

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