Sturgeon Bay Historical Society Foundation Receives Excellence Award

The Sturgeon Bay Historical Society Foundation recently received the state-wide Historic Preservation Excellence Award, from the Wisconsin Association of Historic Preservation Commissions, recognizing the group’s ongoing work preserving both the Door County Granary and the Potawatomi State Park observation tower. The commission’s board President, Jason Flatt congratulated the Sturgeon Bay Historical Society Foundation for recognizing the importance of, and preserving of structures that embody Sturgeon … Continue reading

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Potawatomi Tower Expected to Re-Open in 2025

It was over 6 years ago when the observation tower in Potawatomi State Park was closed due to safety concerns regarding the structure’s wood decay. It wasn’t until late 2023 when Governor Tony Evers ordered the stabilization of the tower by authorizing the use of $500,000 in emergency funding. That work began last spring and was completed before the end of the year. In order … Continue reading

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Emergency Repairs for Potawatomi State Park Tower

In a letter to Department of Administration Secretary Kathy Blumenfield Monday, Governor Tony Evers has ordered for emergency funds to be used for immediate repairs of the Potawatomi State Park observation tower. In this letter the governor says with restoration of the tower now the path forward, it is clear there is a significant and imminent need to preserve and stabilize the structure. He also … Continue reading

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Gov. Evers on Pot Park Tower Repairs

WDOR News Director Paul Wanish was able to reach Governor Tony Evers by phone Wednesday morning with a few questions about his latest budget plans regarding the Potawatomi State Park Tower. Despite recent resolutions in the Nasewaupee Town Board and the Door County Board of Supervisors requesting immediate repairs for the tower, Gov. Evers is sticking with his plan in his latest budget which calls … Continue reading

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