MENOMINEE - West Shore Fishing Museum will host its annual Ice Cream Social on Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.
A new display of 64 pictures portraying the history of commercial fishing on Great Lakes waters is featured this year. The pictures have been gathered from various historical sources and local families; some date back to the early 1900's. They are displayed on a series of 12 posters divided into the categories: Fishermen and Their Families; Open Water Fishing; and Winter Fishing and Putting Up Ice. Reprints of the pictures can be ordered for later delivery.
The event features live music by the Sunroom String Band as well as brats, hot dogs, keg root beer, ice cream, root beer floats, and a huge selection of homemade pies for sale. Raffle tickets will be available to win numerous prizes. Antique autos and other antique machinery will be on display.
Pictured is just one of the 64 photographs of commercial fishing on the Great Lakes which will be display at the annual Ice Cream Social on Sunday at the West Shore Fishing Museum.
The popular event and the museum celebrate life on Green Bay waters and shores in the 19th and 20th centuries. The restored Bailey home, exhibit buildings, commercial fishing boat displays, gardens, and nature trails provide a pleasant and relaxing step back into local history.
There is no admission or parking charge. The museum operates largely on the funds raised at this yearly event and on donations. The museum is located off Highway M-35 at Bailey Park, 15 miles north of Menominee or seven miles south of Cedar River. Drive into Bailey Park and then go north on the shady lane into the museum grounds.