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71st Annual Awards Dinner




Join us for the 71st Annual Awards Dinner on May 9, 2024 at the Pfister Hotel



Sponsorships make the Annual Awards Dinner and our work all year long possible. If interested in sponsoring this event, please fill out and return our Sponsorship Packet
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This year’s Award Winners include:

Witness to History: Les Weil and Jodi Peck
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: Ken Leinbach
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: ThriveOn King Collaboration
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: Mark Zalewski
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: 

Premier Sponsors: 
Milwaukee Admirals
AO Smith Corporation
Brewers Community Foundation

Event Sponsors: 
Dorothy Inbusch Foundation
Godfrey & Kahn

Corporate Sponsors: 
Marcus Hotels & Resorts
Kelben Foundation
Husch Blackwell
Good Karma Brands

Civic Sponsors:
Make-A-Wish Foundation
John & Mary Emory
Doris & Ed Heiser


We look forward to celebrating our Anniversary Accolade Recipients:

175 Years:
Grace Lutheran
Sisters of St. Francis de Assisi

150 Years:
AO Smith Corporation
St. Michael’s Ukranian Church

125 Years:
ER Wagner
Wisconsin Conservatory of Music

100 Years:
Columbia Savings & Loan Association
Milwaukee Tool
Butters-Fetting Company Inc. 
Kegel’s Inn
Milsco Manufacturing Co.
Lake Bluff Grade School
Shorewood High School

75 Years:
Zilber Ltd.
Selig Leasing Company
Scot Industries

50 Years:
The Packing House
Historic MIlwaukee
Argus Technical Company
Hunger Task Force, Inc.
Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design
Hales Corners Historical Society
Brass Light Gallery
JME Ellsworth