Summer programs for Ephraim Historical Foundation begin Sunday

A 25-year tradition continues in Ephraim this Sunday with sing-alongs at Ephraim Village Hall.  The Sunday Sing-alongs are free to the public and include a variety of musical renditions.  Emily Irwin, outreach director and curator for the Ephraim Historical Foundation, describes the sing-alongs that start at 7:30 pm and will go for the next five weeks.



Dave Olson, accompanied by Gladys Austgen, will lead this Sunday’s sing-along which will include love songs and ballads.  You can find a listing of the upcoming summer events sponsored by the Ephraim Historical Foundation below. 




Sunday SingAlongs: A local and visitor favorite, Sunday SingAlongs bring families and friends together in the Ephraim Village Hall (9996 Water Street) for an hour of music and song.  SingAlongs are held at 7:30 p.m. each Sunday beginning June 16 and continuing through July 14.
History Speaks: This free lecture series is held the first four Tuesdays in July at 7:30 p.m. in the Ephraim Village Hall (9996 Water Street).  Topics include:
July 2 - The Life of Simon Kahquados with Dave Lea
July 9 - Rock Island Insights with Richard Purinton
July 16 - The Knudson House with Linda Carey
July 23 - An Evening with Jens Jensen by Roger Kuhns
Schoolroom Lessons: Visitors will experience class in a one-room schoolhouse during the 1920s and 1930s, complete with reading, writing and arithmetic.  This free program is open to all ages and will be held on Tuesdays, July 2-July 23.  Schoolroom Lessons begin promptly at 11 a.m. and last for 30 minutes in the Pioneer Schoolhouse Museum (9988 Moravia Street). Tardiness is not allowed!

Child's Play:  With a craft, a story, and a snack, Child's Play offers a fun and educational program for children ages 4-10. Space is limited for this free program, and registration is recommended online at or by calling (920) 854-9688. Child's Play is held in collaboration with the Door County Library, Ephraim Branch. The program runs from 10 - 11:15 a.m.  This year's dates, topics, and locations include: 
June 27 - Superheroes and Hometown Heroes with special guest, firefighter Mike McCutcheon - at the Anderson Barn Museum (3060 Anderson Lane)
July 11 - Animal Heroes with special guests, Therapy Dog Nellie Bly and Maggie Peterman at the Anderson Barn Museum (3060 Anderson Lane)
July 18 - Lighthouse Hero with special guest Sue Jarosh at the Pioneer Schoolhouse Museum (9988 Moravia Street)
July 25 - Birthday Party at the Anderson Barn Museum (3060 Anderson Lane)


(photo courtesy of Tad Dukehart)


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