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Historical Society exhibit celebrates 50 years of Summerfest

Published June 28, 2017

With five decades of stories to tell, Summerfest can't do it all in a single exhibition. So, there will be three. One of them - "Summerfest 50 Exhibit" - is on view at Milwaukee County Historical Society, 930 N. Old World 3rd St.

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Exhibit traces 200 years of Milwaukee music

Published Jan. 10, 2017

Milwaukee County Historical Society opens "Melodies and Memories: 200 Years of Milwaukee Music" this week at the museum, 910 N. Old World 3rd St. The show, which fills both levels of the building, spotlights two centuries of music and runs through April.

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12 cool old Milwaukee beer labels

Published March 14, 2016

While Schlitz claimed to make the beer that made Milwaukee famous, it's pretty safe to bust that wide open and just say that it was just beer itself that brought Brew City to the world. Here are a dozen beautiful beer labels from Milwaukee's brewing past.

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Historical Society opens two new shows

Published Feb. 17, 2015

As the Milwaukee County Historical Society's own neighborhood is likely set to change soon with the addition of a new arena nearby, the museum - located at 910 N. Old World 3rd St. - launches a new exhibition, called "Pride in Place: Milwaukee's Architecture and Built Environment," which runs through April 10. Another show focuses on a century of the Greater Milwaukee Foundation.