The Door County Maritime Museum held a ribbon-cutting Friday morning for the opening of the newly completed exhibits on floors 2 and 7 of the Jim Kress Maritime Lighthouse Tower. During the ceremony, museum Board Bresident Terry Connelly explained the special value of the museum tower and new exhibits……….
The new exhibits now open include the shipwrecks exhibit on the 2nd floor and the navigation exhibit on the 7th floor. Museum Executive Director Kevin Osgood detailed how the new exhibits will help the museum inspire people, and the 2 new floors of exhibits will give the public an idea of the museum’s finished project when all the exhibits fully open up in May…..
For the 7th-floor navigation exhibit, Fox Valley Community Foundation President Curt Detjen yielded the big scissors in that ribbon cutting. Then for the shipwrecks exhibit on the 2nd floor, that ribbon was cut by museum Board 2nd Vice-President John Asher. Terry Connelly reminded everyone of the funding for the new exhibits, and he reminded everyone that there are more exhibits to follow……
A crowd of attendees enjoyed experiencing the new floors of exhibits and had plenty of questions for the board members and museum staff. With the 2 new floors of exhibits, museum admission will remain unchanged. The grand opening of the final floors of exhibits will be Sunday May 22nd.