Village Celebrates 50th Birthday Aug. 23

Did you know there are two Egg Harbors in Door County?

Lena's Sip and Chat

Lena’s Sip and Chat was a staple of the village for decades.

The Village of Egg Harbor celebrates its 50th birthday with an Eggstravaganza Aug. 23.

The Egg Harbor Historical Society is partnering with the Egg Harbor Arts Commission for a celebration at Harbor View Park with food, drinks, and showings of rare historic footage and photos. There will also be a display and sale of the Eggstravaganza eggs that have been seen throughout the village this summer.

Guided tours of the village’s most historic buildings will be offered, including the Alpine Resort, Cupola House, and St. John the Baptist Catholic Church.

Oh, and you can learn just why there are two Egg Harbors, with the story behind why the village seceded from the town all those years ago.

Schedule

11 am – 3:30pm:  

Food, water and soda sold by the Parrot Heads
Historic video and photo display
Children’s Barnyard Olympic Games
Self-guided Village Walking Tours
Music by Watercolor Harps

11 am: 
Guided tour of the historic Alpine Resort (sign up in the park)

12 pm: 
Silent auction on select eggs begins

12:30 pm: 
Elizabeth Baird, wife of Lawyer Henry Baird of Fort Howard, (Green Bay @ 1800s) will tell us of her experiences living in Green Bay in the 1800s, including June 25, 1825 in an then-unnamed “Harbor”  (a reenactment by Beverly Smith)

2 pm: 
Guided tour of St. John the Baptist Church (1910) – sign up at the park

3:30 pm: 
Guided tour of the Cupola House (1871) – sign up at the park

4 – 6 pm:
Food, soda, wine and beer by MacReady Artisan Bread and the Egg HarborArts Commission
Music by “Small Forest”

6 pm:
Live auction of the Eggstravaganza eggs

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