Telling you the stories of Door County’s maritime history and inspiring the next generation is not something Kevin Osgood and Sam Perlman at the Door County Maritime Museum take lightly. In recent years, the pair have introduced a number of educational components to the county’s schools including the SeaPerch robotics competition. Sevastopol had earned a trip to the international competition before the pandemic wiped out the event. Recently, the museum began the process of recruiting boys and girls for a future Sea Scouts ship, something Osgood said earlier this month would be a tremendous opportunity.
Osgood and Perlman are also overseeing the Maritime Tower Project, which held the ribbon cutting for two more floors on Friday. The floors highlight the history of navigational tools and the area’s shipwrecks. The process has brought dozens of artifacts out of storage and into the public’s eye for the first time while using touch screens to captivate a younger audience. Perlman is excited for the public to embrace the area’s maritime history and look ahead to the future.
The Maritime Tower hopes to have a few more floors open for exploration when the Door County Maritime Museum hosts a grand opening event on May 22nd.
Click here to listen to our Spotlight in the Community podcast with Osgood and Perlman.