Historic Self-Guided Walking Tour
Historic Sturgeon Bay, Door County offers a unique opportunity for visitors to take a self-guided walking tour of some of the most beautiful neighborhoods and shops in Wisconsin. This Old House magazine named a Sturgeon Bay neighborhood to its “Best Old House Neighborhoods 2011.” View historic homes, remarkable architecture, and learn little known tid-bits of history as you stroll through time.
STURGEON BAY’S TIE TO THE GREEN BAY PACKERS, CURLY LAMBEAU, AND NFL CHEERLEADERS
Curly Lambeau, Green Bay Packers founder, player and long time coach, passed away while mowing the lawn in front of the house at 522 Michigan Street on June 1, 1965. Curly Lambeau was a good friend of Mary Jane (VanDuyse) Sorgel who still owns this house. Mary Jane was a national baton twirling champion who joined the Packers in 1951 as a majorette. Vince Lombardi asked her to form a professional cheerleading group, the Golden Girls, who performed from 1961-1972. Many of the Golden Girls came from Mary Jane’s dance studio and were often seen practicing in the front yard of this house. Mary Jane is affectionately known as “The Original Golden Girl.”