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The Hop will provide expanded service during Doors Open MKE

Published Sept. 25, 2019

The Hop will put an extra vehicle into service both days to accommodate the large crowds. On both Saturday, Sept. 28 and Sunday, Sept. 29, a third vehicle will operate from 9 a.m. until 10 p.m., providing service every 15 minutes.

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10 must-see Doors Open MKE sites

Published Sept. 23, 2019

There's no better way to get a peek inside Milwaukee's most interesting - and often most historic - sites, many of them typically off limits to the public, than Historic Milwaukee Inc.'s annual Doors Open Milwaukee event. Here are 10 must-see sites.

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Urban Spelunking: Old Allis Station in Walker's Point

Published Aug. 3, 2018

While wes regularly rue the loss of the Milwaukee's grand old train stations, two former passenger stations quietly survive. One is the Public Service Building on Michigan Street, which served Interurban commuter lines. The other is the former Allis Station, tucked beneath the tracks in Walker's Point.

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MilwaukeeHome & Historic MKE partner on new 414 Day Doors Open MKE tee

Published April 7, 2018

This 414 Day, Historic Milwaukee Inc., which organizes the huge undertaking that is Doors Open Milwaukee, partners with Melissa Thornton's MilwaukeeHome on a special 2018 Doors Open Milwaukee T-shirt, that goes on sale Friday, April 13, in celebration of 414 Day on Saturday, April 14.

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Remarkable Milwaukee presents in-depth John Gurda talk

Published Jan. 31, 2018

As with everything, it takes money to run great events like Doors Open MKE and Spaces & Traces, so HMI hosts the annual Remarkable Milwaukee fundraiser, which, this year, is slated for Thursday, Feb. 15 from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the War Memorial Center on the lakefront.

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Doors Open Milwaukee: Our own top 10 places to see

Published Sept. 18, 2015

I asked a couple of Doors Open Milwaukee Committee members, who have been working on this event along with me for the last nine months, to offer their individual top 10 lists. With varying backgrounds and tastes, yet both with a love for the city and this event, these individuals know Doors Open. Take a look at who they are, and check out what they want to see. You may want to follow in their footsteps.

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Doors Open showcases central city venues

Published Sept. 15, 2015

Members of Our Savior's Lutheran Church know that the building's stained glass can best be appreciated from the inside, as the sun pours through the windows. This experience will be open to the public Sept. 19 and 20 as part of Doors Open Milwaukee. The church is one of six central city locations featured this year, according to a report from Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service.

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10 must-see Doors Open MKE sites

Published Sept. 8, 2015

There's no better way to get a peek inside Milwaukee's most interesting - and often most historic - sites, many of them typically off limits to the public, than Historic Milwaukee Inc.'s annual Doors Open Milwaukee event. Historic Milwaukee has asked me to list some of my favorite sites included in this year's event and here they are, followed by a few of the sites that top my wish list.

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Contest: Milwaukee's "golden" arches

Published Aug. 26, 2015

We're teaming with Historic Milwaukee Inc. on a photo contest to find the best pictures of Milwaukee's finest arches - recognizable (like City Hall's, for example) or not. Post your images to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, using the hashtag #MKEarches and HMI executive director Stacy Swadish Kosmatka and I will select the best photo (according to us) on Friday, Sept. 4.