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6 museum shows you can visit in your underwear

Published April 24, 2020

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.

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Milwaukee Museum Week returns for a second straight year

Published Jan. 17, 2020

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.

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Milwaukee Museum Week returns in January

Published Dec. 10, 2019

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.

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Chicago's nascent Brewseum launches debut show, with nods to Brew City

Published May 6, 2019

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.

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MCHS' Brew City MKE beer museum announces closing

Published Feb. 27, 2019

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.

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6 must-see MKE Museum Week events

Published Jan. 18, 2019

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.

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MCHS pays tribute to Penny Marshall with original City Hall letters

Published Dec. 18, 2018

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.

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Gurda's landmark "The Making of Milwaukee" gets another update

Published Dec. 13, 2018

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.