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2018 Board of Director

      

President

 

Vice President

 

Dawn Honold - Secretary

3634 Honold Road

Baileys Harbor, WI 54202

920-823-2556

dawnhonold@hotmail.com

Mary Kaye - Treasurer

5418 Sylvan View Circle

Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

920-493-1511

mnkay53@gmail.com

Kandie Skippon

6315 County Highway T

Egg Harbor, WI 54209

920-743-8924

kandieskippon@gmail.com

Randy Erskine

3750 East 85th Street

Tulsa, OK 74137

918-237-6350

randye77@yahoo.com

Sue Serrahn

725 N 16th Place

Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

920-493-1212

Les Kiehnau

6258 Onan Drive

Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

leskiehnau@aol.com

 

 

Contact Information

 

Board of Directors meetings:   January through October - third Wednesday of the month - 6:30pm - Jacksonport Townhall.  November and December - no meetings.

What does it take to plan Cherry Fest?

A dedicated volunteer to be Cherry Fest Chairman.  General responsibilities are to communicate with specific volunteers as to the organization of the event, hire entertainment, security and miscellaneous vendors for supplies, and to be available the day before the event for setup and the day of Cherry Fest.

 

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         Eureka House Notecards for Sale!

In the early years of Jacksonport’s history, the Eureka House was a place for travelers to rest their horses, get something to eat and drink, and stay overnight.  It was in the center of town, located across from Lakeside Park at the corner of Highway 57 and County Road V.  The root cellar for the boarding house still stands on the property, which is now called the Erskine Rest Area.  Artist Robert C. Onan created an oil painting of the historic building in 1949.  Recently his son has made it possible for the Jacksonport Historical Society to once again sell notecards of that painting.

 

6 cards with envelopes, $10.  Shipping and handling, $3.

Make check payable to Jacksonport Historical Society, Inc.  Send order to:

Phyllis Zatlin

6138 Lakeshore Rd.
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

 

Royal Erskine bought the Eureka House, which was two buildings joined together, from Charles Reynolds in 1875.  He ran it as a saloon, boarding house, and dance hall.  Lincoln Erskine bought it from his brother in 1883, discontinued the saloon, and ran the Eureka House as a boarding house for the growing number of travelers going north on muddy, rutted trails from Sturgeon Bay by horse and buggy.  The front part on the right became the Jacksonport Post Office in 1897.  Lincoln was the Postmaster until his son Fred took over as Postmaster in 1915. The building had to be torn down in 1959 after the roof was set on fire by sparks flying from Carmody’s grocery store across the street, which burned to the ground.

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KOHL’S DOCK IN JACKSONPORT

DOOR COUNTY

This image of Kohl's Dock in Jacksonport was photographed by Bayard Michael, and is offered by the Jacksonport Historical Society, Inc. as a fund-raiser for the development

of our museum on the south end of Jacksonport.  The site currently includes the Cote Cabin and the Loritz Log Home has been moved to the location. 

Bayard Michael died in 2010 in Jacksonport.  He was a longtime resident.  Bayard was an avid sailor and a renowned photographer who spent his career as a Patent attorney with Michael, Best, and Friedrich L.L.P. in Milwaukee.  Bayard photographed many interesting views of Door County.  His family has made these photos available to the Jacksonport Historical Society.  They will also hang in the Jacksonport Historical Society museum.  For information on purchase of the poster, call Jo Wahlen at 920-823-2032.  Price is $25 each plus shipping.

BLACK AND WHITE IMAGE OF KOHL’S DOCK IN JACKSONPORT

PHOTOGRAPHED BY BAYARD MICHAEL

Poster Size  18 x 24

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Can you help us identify the people in these photographs?  The first two pictures are from the August Tiedtke photo collection and appear to be confirmation photos.

 

 

This photo is a school picture from the Butler family photo collection.  See any familiar faces?

If you recognize this photo or any of the faces please contact us via email at the above address.

Thanks for your help.

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