The Door County Historical Society welcomes after-hours guests this time of year, but it would prefer if visitors to the Heritage Village would put benches and chairs back to their original position after taking in the fall colors at nearby Crossroads. President Bailey Koepsel says she can't remember having to deal with a similar problem ever before.
Koepsel says there has been no damage to any buildings on the grounds. Still, little inconveniences add up. Putting chairs back onto front porches so the caretaker can mow the lawn, picking up litter, or rearranging furniture that has been left a mess each morning is time taken away from the staff's regular duties. The Heritage Village season ends this weekend, and the outdoor seating will be moved into storage, which should eliminate the problem. Koepsel says the principle of the matter remains the same, though. If you utilize the grounds for nature viewing through the fall peak, please make sure you leave the village as you found it.