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Sevastopol Historical Society 

                   'There's no time like the present to preserve the past."

 Upcoming Programs:

        We are working on a program schedule for 2018.  If you are interested in presenting your family history, your business story or a topic of interest to the Sevastopol community, please contact our Historical Society President, Don Rudolph at 493-4522 or call the town office 746-1230.


       The SEVASTOPOL HISTORICAL SOCIETY, having been established just a few years ago, continues with its passion to collect and preserve the family and local history of our community.   Our programs have packed the Sevastopol town hall to capacity, offering a variety of family stories and historical events that have made us a great community in which to live and work.  We are also in the process of a 501(c)(3) application to the IRS with hopes of receiving tax-exempt status.

       Everyone is welcome to become a member and support the preservation of our cultural and historical heritage.   Include your email address and you will be sure to receive meeting agenda and other happenings of our Society.   It’s easy.  Just fill in the contact information below and return with your check to: 

Sevastopol Historical Society

P O Box 501

Sturgeon Bay  WI 54235

President:  Don Rudolph 493-4522

    Annual dues:

$15 for individuals 

$25 for the family

associate (business) membership is $50


How we came to be...... 

Our 2009 Sesquicentennial celebration was a terrific success!  The following year, a group of people came forward and expressed an interest in collecting and preserving the Town's history.  On Monday, March 14th 2011, there was an informational gathering and 25 people of various ages and interests met to establish the Sevastopol Historical Society, an avenue to remember the people, places and events from years gone by and begin collecting old-time photographs.

If you want to be involved in our effort to keep Sevastopol's history alive for future generations, please call the Sevastopol town office at 746-1230 or President Don Rudolph at 493-4522 for more information.  Even if you don't want to become an official member, feel free to attend our regular meetings--see Calendar link to left and check for next meeting.  Come see what's going on and what plans are being made for future programs.

The newly developed Heritage Alliance of Door County just printed a brochure which includes all of the Door County historical organizations.  Heritage Alliance Door County Listing.pdf



Members are always in the process of formulating future programs.  Specific topics and dates will be posted here as programs are scheduled.  Are you interested in telling your story of how you came to the Sevastopol community? Call one of the numbers above.

All presentations and programs are free and  light refreshments are served.  Unless otherwise noted, held at the Sevastopol town hall, 4528 State Highway 57 (Institute), approximately 5 miles north of Sturgeon Bay.


 Past Events.........................

The following productions were a great success, most filling the town hall to capacity!  You can find them on YouTube, https://www.youtube.com/user/shermanbay or order your own DVD.

"Croatian Heritage Yesterday & Today with Sue Todey"

"Bassford Family History"

"Logging Tools from the Late 1800s"

"Memories of Our Door County Homemakers"

"Birmingham Rich Family Traditions"

"Sevastopol's Car Dealerships featuring Felhofer Bros."

"Geisel Family History" 

"Salute to Veterans"  (annual programs held in early November)

"Limestone in the Limelight"

"No Shortage of Schartners"

"Sue Todey & Croatian History"

"Strahan Family History"

"87 Years in the Town of Sevastopol" by George Evenson



A Veterans Day program was held on Sunday, November 11th 2012, focusing on World War II veterans.  Participation was tremendous, with personal and recorded interviews, photographs and memorabilia from the W  WWIIera.