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70th Annual Awards Dinner

Join us for the 70th Annual Awards Dinner on May 17, 2023 at the Pfister Hotel



Thank you so much to all our Sponsors and Community Supporters of the 7oth Annual Awards Dinner. You make our work all year long possible and we look forward to celebrating with you!

Contact with any questions or for more information about sponsoring next year’s event. 


This year’s Award Winners include:

Witness to History: Linda and John Mellowes
This award honors those who have played a significant role in shaping and documenting our community’s history.

The Courtland R. Conlee Community Service Award: José A. Olivieri
Named in 1981 for the Milwaukee Journal vice president devoted to the Milwaukee County Historical Society, this award recognizes individuals who make major contributions to forging Milwaukee history through strengthening the community.

Frederick I. Olson Historic Preservation Award: Menomonee Valley Partners
Named in honor of legendary MCHS Board member Fred Olson, this award recognizes the efforts of individuals and organizations to preserve and protect historic architecture in Milwaukee County.

Dan Emmer Recognition Award: Sid Grinker Restoration, Inc. 
Named for a long time MCHS volunteer and Board member, this award recognizes the efforts of volunteers or organizations that make significant contributions to the operation of the Milwaukee County Historical Society.

Thank you to our generous Sponsors: 

Presenting Sponsor: J. Jeffers & Co. 

Premier Sponsors: 
Charter Manufacturing
Brewers Community Foundation
Bentley World-Packaging
Milwaukee Admirals

Event Sponsors: 
Bieck Management
Godfrey & Kahn, S.C.
Michael Best & Friedrich LLP

Corporate Sponsors: 
Kelben Foundation
CG Schmidt
VJS Construction Services
Dorothy Inbusch Foundation
Marcus Hotels & Resorts
Rozga Funeral & Cremation Services
North Shore Bank
 Wheel & Sprocket
Wisconsin Lutheran College

Civic Sponsors:
Basilica of St. Josaphat
John & Mary Emory
Greater Milwaukee Committee
St. Anthony Parish & School
Milwaukee Police Band
Doris & Ed Heiser
First Federal Bank
Prime Financial Credit Union
Lindsey Draper
Sabljak & Budisch
Signature Services Group
Momentum Nonprofit Strategies
Sid Grinker Restoration
Greater Milwaukee Foundation
George L.N. Meyer Family Foundation
Mary & Ross Read
International Institute of Wisconsin
Wisconsin Historical Society Foundation

We look forward to celebrating our Anniversary Accolade Recipients:
175 Years:
Bentley World-Packaging
Columbia St. Mary’s
Michael Best & Friedrich LLP

150 Years:
St. Anthony Parish & School
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church

125 Years:
Milwaukee Police Band
Rozga Funeral & Cremation Services

100 Years:
Church Women United – Milwaukee Unit
First Federal Bank of Wisconsin
Garden Homes Historic District
International Institute of Wisconsin
North Shore Bank
Prime Financial Credit Union
Superior Die Set Corporation

75 Years:
Greater Milwaukee Committee
Nite Owl
VJS Construction Services

50 Years:
Historic Water Tower Neighborhood
Master Singers of Milwaukee
Mexican Fiesta
Milwaukee Development Corporation
Wheel & Sprocket
Wisconsin Lutheran College