Door County’s Whitefish Dunes State Park naturalist Carolyn Rock announces the addition of an outdoor shipwreck exhibit!
Saturday, May 10, 2014
Outdoor Shipwreck Exhibit Grand Opening
Celebrate Wisconsin Archeology Month at Whitefish Dunes State Park. Explore the history behind the largest wooden sailing ships on the great lakes and discover the role a turkey dinner plays in a ship’s sinking. The event will feature a ribbon cutting ceremony for the newest nature center exhibit and unveiling of new signage at the outdoor shipwreck exhibit. The event will be hosted by Wisconsin Historical Society, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, and the Friends of Whitefish Dunes State Park. A ceremony in the nature center auditorium will feature speakers from the Historical Society and Wisconsin State Parks. Wisconsin Maritime Archaeologist, Tamara Thomsen, will present about shipbuilder James Davidson, the creator of the world’s longest wooden vessel will follow the ribbon cutting. Participants will then stroll to the shelter building for refreshments provided by the Friends of Whitefish Dunes State Park. Carolyn Rock, Whitefish Dunes State Park Educator, will be onsite at the outdoor shipwreck exhibit interpreting the displayed shipwreck pieces.
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