Ephraim is a beautiful place to visit, but wouldn’t you like to work here?
The Ephraim Historical Foundation was founded in 1949 as a not-for-profit organization. Our mission is to preserve and to foster the preservation of historical monuments, buildings, structures, sites, and collections of importance to Ephraim, WI. Our organization acts as a resource in support of cultural organizations and civic services within the Village of Ephraim and the community at large. We are the custodian of financial contributions for the preservation of historic properties and collections. Our work enriches the concept of Ephraim as a village of values for the enjoyment and understanding of our cultural traditions and natural beauty. We share the heritage and stories of the people of Ephraim through research, outreach, and education.
The Ephraim Historical Foundation’s vision is to faithfully preserve, sustain, and share the history, culture, and beauty of Ephraim.
The picturesque Village of Ephraim is nestled below Peninsula State Park, in the heart of beautiful Door County, WI. Settled in 1853 by Norwegian Moravians on the tranquil shores of Eagle Harbor, Ephraim takes pride in its Scandinavian roots. Ephraim’s rich heritage has been carefully preserved in more than 30 historical sites throughout the village, 11 on the National Register of Historic Places.
Ephraim has the most accessible shoreline of all the Door County communities. Within walking distance in this village of less than 300 people, are shops, restaurants and galleries set in century-old barns, rustic log cabins and vintage homes.
With 300 miles of Door County shoreline, you can watch a sunrise and a sunset over the water without leaving the county. Within a few minutes’ drive from our office, you can see thousands of acres of orchards, explore art galleries, devour cherry pie, sip on local wines and brews, splash in the lake or paddle along the bluffs, stroll through five state parks or tour 11 historic lighthouses.