Join the fun this summer from 1-3 pm on third Sundays with local musicians playing and singing treasured old-time songs on the Liberty Grove Historical Society site at Ellison Bay In the event of rain, we will move inside the barn.

The Museum and grounds will be open.

Sunday August 19 clip

Donations appreciated. Free parking as always.

Music at the Museum

Vintage Market : More new goods have been donated to us

Next Vintage Market is scheduled for September 14 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This will be the final Vintage Market for the 2019 season. If you would like to be a vendor along with us we are offering space for a $20 donation to set up your booth. To reserve call Linda Wilkinson 920 421-2640 or Stephanie Burke 920 839-5022.

The History Museum is open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. as are all the historic buildings displayed on the grounds.

This will be the final function for the 2019 season. The grounds remain open year round but the road is not plowed in winter. Parking is free and is available to those who also want to walk a short distance to Grandview Park overlooking Ellison Bay.

Fall Color Photo Op

Join us on Hanson Hill for the fall color that is bold and beautiful photos like this from our Grand View of Ellison Bay waters surrounded in golds, greens and reds.

October 12, 2019

Twentieth Anniversary programs are launched at August 19 meeting of LGHS

A Founder and first President of the Liberty Grove Historical Society Marilyn Banzhaf delivers the launching speech for the Society's 20th Anniversary celebration at a meeting attended by more than thirty members and non members.

Ms. Banzhaf was one of the early "dreamers and believers" who saw a need to preserve Liberty Grove history of the many communities and farms of northern Door County.

In 1999 a group of local citizens met to find a way to preserve important artifacts and historical structures within the town of Liberty Grove. Eventually over a three year period the founders purchased part of the Russell and Virginia Hanson farmstead which sits on the bluff overlooking Ellison Bay.

The Grand View on Hanson hill was acquired by the Town and preserved for public enjoyment. The Society became owners of the buildings and land atop the hill, where the Society began developing the Museum and seven other structures, brought to the site from other farms around the township.

The barn was completely renovated and now houses the meeting room and storage areas for the Society collections. Displays of local history have been added to the meeting area. Also added was a new staircase to the loft of the barn.

The museum is housed in the original 1882 church that sat near the Hillside Inn and Restaurant in Ellison Bay.

For 20 years the believers formed this member-based community organization , dedicated to preserving the past, to educate future generations.

Visit our showcase Log Cabin Museum and other historic buildings at LGHS

Open every Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

(Through October 13, 2019)

.....Museum Store

.....Historical Displays

Photos, Prizes and Awards for this year's Antique Tractor and Arts Shows

2019 Antique Tractor and Arts and Crafts Shows are over for 2019. Information is on our .....Events at LGHS pages on this site. (Aerial view of tractors by Daniel Anderson)


Ellison Bay Hill (Grand View) home of the LGHS Circle of Honor and Heritage Walkway

The Heritage Walkway, which leads to the Military Circle of Honor, is opening for newly purchased bricks, by those who want to honor First Responders.

A separate section of the Walkway will honor those responders. Chris Hecht, Fire Chief and the Liberty Grove/Sister Bay Fire Department will dedicate one section of the Walkway to past Fire Chiefs and EMS founders according to coordinators Barb Dziekan and Linda Wilkinson.

Families who have members who served in either of the departments are encourage to make a donation for the bricks to be placed on the site during the next solicitation. The order form can be found on our website at and printed from there. See next frame below.

Contact coordinator Linda Wilkinson at if you have questions.

Applications for this round of installed pavers are closed for now.

A new round of applications will be accepted soon.

Info & Brick order form 2018 08 25 Kurtz Campaign 4

We now have nine historic buildings on site. The Picker's Shack is one of them

In Memory of Gary Farber this Autumn Blaze Maple tree was planted on LGHS grounds overlooking Ellison Bay 6/19/19. Gary was one of the founding members of the Society and first secretary, serving 15 years. He passed away in November of 2018. (B 1942, D 2018)

A Wedding Venue

If you are looking for a site for your wedding venue we invite you to consider the grounds of LGHS. Your tent can be placed on our site with electrical service and ample parking, for a donation to the society. You provide the tent and extra portable toilets for your guests. Contact Linda Wilkinson at for more information.

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