You have a chance to learn about a couple of Door County artists and their works in Jacksonport next week. Fred Erskine and Charles Butler were both born in Jacksonport in 1890. Erskine is considered to be one of the first, if not the first Door County photographer. Butler is one of Jacksonport’s earliest authors who wrote a lot about his experiences in World War I. The Jacksonport Historical Society is hosting a presentation on the two men on June 27th at 7 PM where many of Erskine’s photographs will be shown. Phyllis Zatlin, a volunteer and frequent presenter at the historical society, says many of Erskine’s pictures were found recently when the new Jacksonport Town Hall was being renovated.
Erskine took many pictures of Butler during World War I and the two were very good friends. Virginia Maher, a Jacksonport art historian, and Marilyn Hein, Eskine’s granddaughter will be the presenters at the event. It will be held at the Jacksonport Town Hall on County Road V.