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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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Nightmare on Wells Street: Spiders invade Milwaukee Public Museum

Published Oct. 18, 2019

Call it a Nightmare on Wells Street. But, if you're even the slightest of arachnophobes, take comfort in the fact that the new "Spiders Alive!" exhibit now open at Milwaukee Public Museum, 800 W. Wells St., doesn't take inspiration from the museum's butterfly wing.

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Streets of Old MKE saloonkeeper shares news of 21st annual Food & Froth event

Published Jan. 18, 2019

This morning I bellied up to the bar at the Schlitz tied house in the Streets of Old Milwaukee for my usual three quick shots of breakfast whiskey where the saloonkepper reminded me that the Milwaukee Public Museum's 21st annual Food & Froth is slated for Saturday, Feb. 16, from 7 until 10 p.m.

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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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100 things for kids to do in Milwaukee

Published June 12, 2018

This list features fun stuff in and around Milwaukee for kids of all ages. From smelling the roses at Boerner Botanical Gardens to visiting Old World Wisconsin, this list is chock full of suggestions to keep your little ones entertained all year long.

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414, let's have one more: 10 ways to celebrate Milwaukee Day

Published April 13, 2018

It's the most wonderful time of the year. No, not Christmas (though considering the cold temperatures and chance of snow, you could've had us fooled) - Milwaukee Day! And here's how to celebrate Cream City in style.

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MPM's Maya exhibition draws on new scholarship to reveal hidden worlds

Published Feb. 12, 2018

Milwaukee Public Museum just opened its latest traveling exhibition this week and it covers some familiar ground. "Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed" is the largest exhibition about the ancient Maya ever to be displayed in the United States. You can see it here until May.

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Old Smoky introduced generations of kids to railroading

Published Nov. 17, 2017

You don't have to be THAT old to remember the days when Old Smoky used to serve Bay View. The neutered steam locomotive didn't go actually anywhere, but folks loved it just the same ... at least for a little while.

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New MPM exhibit looks at the complicated history of weaponry

Published Oct. 6, 2017

Via nearly 200 objects - most from the museums own collections - Milwaukee Public Museum's new exhibition, "Weapons: Beyond the Blade," explores the history, meanings and innovation of weapons across human history. The show runs through Jan. 1, 2018.