Dennis kois

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Harley Museum show paints a picture of growth at Juneau Ave. HQ

Published Sept. 17, 2019

Harley's Juneau Avenue birthplace and headquarters underwent explosive growth over the years. That story is told through original architectural drawings and vintage photographs in the new H-D Museum exhibit, "Building a Milwaukee Icon: Harley-Davidson's Juneau Avenue Factory."

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Public Museum announces Kois' departure

Published Aug. 29, 2018

The Milwaukee Public Museum (MPM) Board of Directors announced Wednesday morning that museum President and CEO Dennis Kois will resign at the end of August for undisclosed personal reasons.

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Milwaukee Talks: MPM's Dennis Kois on building a new museum

Published April 19, 2017

The fact that Milwaukee Public Museum has been considering a new home is no secret, but the idea has again been in the news recently. We talked to president and CEO Dennis Kois about the kinds of decisions and considerations that figure into such a move.

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Kohl's Thank You Thursday means free admission at Milwaukee Public Museum

Published June 1, 2016

The Milwaukee Public Museum (MPM) and Kohl's (NYSE: KSS) announced today that Kohl's Thank You Thursday, a partnership offering free general admission to the Museum on the first Thursday of every month, will continue into 2017. The new schedule kicks off on Thursday, June 2.

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Is a giant egg about to hatch in Red Arrow Park?

Published Jan. 22, 2016

If you get Downtown regularly, you've likely already spotted the giant egg sitting atop a crate in Red Arrow Park, near the corner of Kilbourn and Water. Is it about to hatch? We asked the experts at Milwaukee Public Museum.

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Streets of Old Milwaukee closes Aug. 3 for renovations

Published July 15, 2015

The Milwaukee Public Museum's (MPM) beloved exhibit the Streets of Old Milwaukee (Streets) will close temporarily on Aug. 3 to be reimagined and renovated in celebration of its 50th anniversary.

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New Milwaukee Public Museum ticket will include planetarium show

Published Feb. 18, 2015

Though ticket prices will rise beginning Monday, March 2, individual admission to the Milwaukee Public Museum will now include free entry to a planetarium show, as well as admission to a new permanent exhibit that opens next month.

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Milwaukee Public Museum set attendance record this weekend

Published Jan. 26, 2015

The Milwaukee Public Museum and Greater Milwaukee Foundation teamed up this weekend to present the first of 12 "Gifts to the Community," a program established by the Foundation to provide the public with unique experiences that showcase the people, places and opportunities that make greater Milwaukee special. More than 26,000 people visited MPM during the all-access, free weekend, making January 24 and 25, easily the busiest two days in the Museum's 130-year history.

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Milwaukee Public Museum dedicates solar panel wall

Published Oct. 27, 2014

On Wednesday, Oct. 29, Milwaukee Public Museum president and CEO Dennis Kois will dedicate the museum's solar panel wall, with a special acknowledgement for the donors who helped make the project possible.

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Snake button rattler is on the loose!

Published Aug. 14, 2014

The Milwaukee Public Museum has just announced that the rattlesnake in its second floor bison hunt exhibition has fled the scene. According to the release, the snake has gone on vacation, and has apparently been in contact with museum officials.

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Milwaukee Talks: Milwaukee Public Museum director Dennis Kois

Published Aug. 11, 2014

New Milwaukee Public Museum Director Dennis Kois is a hometown boy who never expected to return to his native Milwaukee. We sat down to talk about coming home, what he found at the museum when he arrived and what the future will bring for a venerable Milwaukee institution.

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Milwaukee Public Museum names new president and CEO

Published Feb. 10, 2014

The Milwaukee Public Museum's Board of Directors announced today that Dennis Kois, currently the executive director of the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Boston, will be the museum's new president and CEO.