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Chudnow Museum of Yesteryear [edit]
839 N. 11th St.
Milwaukee, WI 53233
(414) 273-1680
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Though the Chudnow Museum of Yesteryear may seem new to me and you, much of the collection has actually been in situ for more than a decade at 839 N. 11th St., a big old house facing the freeway.

The home was formerly the office of Avrum Chudnow, who was an avid collector of memorabilia and ephemera from Milwaukee's past, and Chudnow displayed many of the items there, beginning in 1991.

The Chudnow Museum occupies two floors of the house (the third floor is used for storage of other items that will be rotated into the exhibits) and is laid out in a "Streets of Old Milwaukee" style.

Downstairs, there is a political room, a drug store, a grocery store, a train station. Upstairs is a doctor's office, a toy store, a Saxe movie theater showing old films and more.

Especially unique at the Chudnow Museum is its gift shop. Though it's small, nearly all of the items are original artifacts being deaccessioned from the collection. There are beer glasses and trays and more. Some items, like the vintage postcards, are modern reproductions.


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