DCMM One Step Closer to Accreditation

The Door County Maritime Museum has announced that they have passed the American Alliance of Museums’ Core Documents Verification Program. This milestone in meeting museum industry standards means an internationally recognized professional organization for the museum industry has verified the museum’s educational mission, strategic plan, code of ethics, and emergency and collections stewardship policies. These are the 5 core documents seen as being fundamental for … Continue reading

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Cana Island Lighthouse Tower and Keeper’s Quarters Re-opened

There was a special presentation on Cana Island Friday morning to commemorate the completion of Phase 4 of the restoration project bringing the lighthouse tower and keeper’s quarters back to life so they can be enjoyed for generations to come. Destination Door County CEO Julie Gilbert spoke about the historic lighthouse’s significance in our maritime history and how that ties in to the enjoyment and … Continue reading

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New Curator at DCMM

We recently had the opportunity to speak with the new curator at the Door County Maritime Museum, Kay Dragan. Kay comes to our area from Frederick, Maryland where she was the curator of education and public programming at the Frederick County Historical Society. Since her arrival, she has been joining in the spring cleaning at the museum’s Cana Island and Death’s Door locations. Dragan told … Continue reading

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New Floors of Exhibits Opened at DC Maritime Museum

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 … Continue reading

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