The 79th season for the Door County Historical Museum began on May 1st. There is a new exhibit about world war I. The museum will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the United States entry into the war in Europe in 1918. In 1919, Captain Edward Reynolds of Sturgeon Bay, was in command of a machine gun company in France. He packed his belongings into a trunk at the end of the war and did not open it again until 1984, more than 60 years after the war. In 1984 he donated the trunk and everything in it to the museum. The new display is built around the contents of that trunk.
The grand opening for this new exhibit will be on Saturday, May 19. Everyone is invited to join the Door County Historical Museum in celebrating the history of Door County.