The mission of the Liberty Grove Historical Society is to collect, research, and preserve objects and archival materials that reflect the Liberty Grove history; to pass on from person to person the history of its people and to plan the documentation and preservation of historic buildings and sites. Oral interviews of long-time residents are being done on an ongoing basis and have gleaned information that would have otherwise been lost to future generations. Our purpose is to educate residents and visitors as to how this area developed into what it is today and to learn about the hard-working people who made it happen.
About the LGHS
We are your starting place for exploring the people, places, and events that have shaped Ellison Bay, Gills Rock, and the surrounding area’s past. The unincorporated communities of Appleport, Ellison Bay, Gills Rock, North Bay, Northport, Newport, Rowley’s Bay and the incorporated community of Sister Bay before 1912 are in the Town of Liberty Grove.
The Liberty Grove Historical Society, founded in 2000, is located south of Ellison Bay. We have preserved one of Northern Door County’s most beautiful spots. Our grand property overlooks the waters of Ellison Bay. We have the great honor of partnering with the Door County Land Trust and the Town of Liberty Grove to preserve the ‘Grand View’ in Ellison Bay. Our property provides the entrance and parking to the beautiful scenic overlook Grand View Park.