The rich history of 19th and 20th century life will come alive in the showcase of artisans and volunteers showing skills and practices of bygone eras. This event is the major museum fundraiser for the summer. Tina Oman, volunteer at the West Shore Fishing Museum, says, “This Sunday is part of that thought process of what else did they have to do that we kind of forget.”

New to the event this year is a silent auction offering more than a dozen valuable prizes donated by museum supporters. Participants must be on site to win. The Welcome Center Gift Shop offers vintage treasures with some on sale. Museum volunteers will sell plants from the museum gardens. Master Gardener Kathy Coppock will open her large day lily garden for viewing and sales of over 700 varieties. Heritage Crafts Day is Sunday, July 31st from 1pm to 4pm. The museum runs on donations; there is no admission or parking charge. They handicapped most areas accessible. It is located off Highway M-35 inside Bailey Park, 15 miles north of Menominee or 7 miles south of Cedar River. Drive into Bailey Park to enter the museum grounds.