If youï¿½TMve ever wished you could look back in time at old Milwaukee, well now you can thanks to Viewaukee, a partnership of the Milwaukee County Historical Society and CG Schmidt.
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In this politically charged election year - and one in which Milwaukee was set to be center-stage as host of the Democratic National Convention - the newly reopened Milwaukee County Historical Society launches "Better, Bigger, Brighter: 150 Years of Milwaukee Politics."
While you can't step through the doors of any Brew City museums these days, the magic of the internet means you can experience the exhibitions on view at these institutions from the comfort of your own home.
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 features Miller Brewing's Fred C. Miller.
Although I'd better not catch you going out to look at them, a number of Downtown buildings will be lit red, white and blue, beginning tonight, as a tribute to American resiliency.
Representatives from 17 Brew City museums were on hand Friday morning to launch the second annual installment of Milwaukee Museum Week, which kicks off Saturday, Jan. 18 and runs through Sunday, Jan. 26.
Here are some of the most interesting objects in the new Milwaukee County Historical Society exhibition, "Revealed: Milwaukee's Unseen Treasures," which runs through April 25.
The second annual Milwaukee Museum Week takes place Jan. 18-26 with fun events, interesting programs and special experiences to participate in at 17 Milwaukee museums.
Like a craft brewery hoping to create a buzz and ramp up production, Chicago's Brewseum is starting out small, doing a collaboration brew while it works to find a permanent home. The first exhibition, "Brewing Up Chicago: How Beer Transformed a City," includes some great Milwaukee materials, and is on view now at the Field Museum in the Windy City.
The Brew City MKE Beer Museum, which the Milwaukee County Historical Society opened in October 2017 as a pilot museum in a former restaurant space at The Shops of Grand Avenue, will close for good at last call on March 3, but could pop up again in a new location.
The first-ever Milwaukee Museum Week takes place Jan. 21-27 with 17 area venues taking part. We've picked six you absolutely shouldn't miss.
"How Dry I Am: Prohibition Milwaukee" opens Wednesday, Jan. 16 at the Milwaukee County Historical Society, 910 N. Old World 3rd St., offering an interactive exploration of what Prohibition meant in a city that beer made famous.
There may not be a statue commemorating "Laverne & Shirley" like the Bronze Fonz, but the TV classic certainly has an iconic Milwaukee landmark of its own: the letters on City Hall - and in honor of its late great star, those letters returned.
As we reach the holiday season, it seems like the perfect time to catch up with John Gurda. He is the Milwaukeean that is to us history-lovers something of a beard-less and more svelte Santa Claus of our own, bringing both longed-for and unexpected treasures, in the form of books, articles, talks and television appearances.
Each year the Milwaukee County Historical Society designates Milwaukee County Landmarks and at this year's MCHS annual meeting, Tuesday, Nov 27 at 5:30 p.m., it will add two new sites to the list.