Ephraim History Speaks series starts in July

A bit of Door County history will seem to come alive on Tuesday evenings in Ephraim during the month of July.  A free lecture series called “History Speaks” will be held on each Tuesday of the month at 7:30 pm in the Ephraim Village Hall.  Emily Irwin, Ephraim Historical Foundation outreach director and curator, shares details of the series that begins next Tuesday, July 2.



The Ephraim Historical Foundation is also holding Schoolroom Lessons on Tuesdays in July.  Visitors can experience class in a one-room classroom at the Pioneer Schoolhouse Museum starting at 11 am.   




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Summer brings a variety of free Ephraim Historical Foundation programs, including Sunday SingAlongs, History Speaks, Schoolroom Lessons and Child's Play.


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)

While all Ephraim Historical Foundation programs are free, donations are greatly appreciated.  For more information, please contact Emily Irwin at or (920) 854-9688. 



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