Just east of Potawatomi lies a quirky sculpture garden at 1513 W. Canal St. in the Menomonee Valley. The garden has five sculptures that The Forest County Potawatomi Community - which now owns the site - is looking to give away to a good home.
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For about seven years now, the Forest County Potawatomi has been working to renovate the former Concordia College campus - now called the Wgema Campus - on Milwaukee's West Side, and we've been following along. Recently, it unveiled the fifth completed building.
In 2015, we went inside the former Concordia College campus on the city's near West Side to look at its history and the ongoing work by the Forest County Potawatomi to renovate the buildings. We returned to see Albrecht Hall and to look at the work to renovate the adjacent dining hall.
For the past decade, the Forest County Potawatomi have had held their Hunting Moon Pow Wow in Milwaukee. Pow wow's give tribes a chance to bring both Native and non-Native people together to celebrate Native American traditions and cultures.
Last spring, we went inside the former Concordia College campus in the Concordia neighborhood west of Downtown and saw some really cool buildings. The Forest County Potawatomi has since begun work on some of the buildings. Here are some photos of the ongoing work.
Standing amid the surviving buildings of the old Concordia College, it's easy to imagine what an inviting campus this was back in the day. Low-rise buildings - most of them in that collegiate gothic style that shouts "university" - surrounded the quad on all four sides, creating an intimate, protective environment. These days, most of the buildings survive and they're owned by the Forest County Potawatomi, which has plans to renovate the entire campus.
This morning, Remarkable Milwaukee - an annual fundraising dinner and auction for Historic Milwaukee, Inc. - announced its 2015 honorees: Patti Keating Kahn and the Forest County Potawatomi.