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Milwaukee County Historical Society has launched a new video series.

Historical Society's Moment at the Museum: Miller Brewing's Fred C. Miller

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When you see the head curator biking with his children in the middle of the day, it's a dead giveaway that The Milwaukee County Historical Society, like pretty much every other place in town, has closed during the coronavirus outbreak.

But in an effort to bring its current exhibition, "Revealed: Milwaukee's Unseen Treasures," to folks who can't come see it for themselves, MCHS has launched a new video series called "Moment at the Museum."

The first episode, which you can watch here below, featured Miller Brewing Company's Fred C. Miller...

"We thought it would be a shame if all the amazing work our curator Ben Barbera put into the exhibit was not ableto be viewed by the public," said MCHS Executive Director Mame McCully.

"Through these videos, the public will not only get to see the exhibit through a distinct lens, but they can learn about Milwaukee's history wherever they may be."

The videos are produced and narrated by MCHS Programs Fellow, John Harry, a history graduate student at UW-Milwaukee.

Harry, who worked in radio for a decade, has the skills for the the job. He's also always knee-deep in the study of brewing history, which makes the choice of his first subject a gimme.

Harry also organized an exhibit about Peoples' Brewing that was at the museum last year.

"To be able to survive this crisis as a small non-profit will require some 'outside the box' type of thinking, and I'm thankful that MCHS leadership has allowed me to contribute in such a meaningful way," says Harry.

You can keep up on future "Moment at the Museum" episodes at MCHS' social media channels and its YouTube Channel.


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