Unlocking the Vault

Preview artifacts from our special collection! The following objects and archival materials tell a story, either about their connections to Milwaukee County’s past, or about their acquisition by the Historical Society.

1887 Election Cannon 1909 Sears Motor Buggy 1957 Braves Indian
A.O. Smith Flyer Allen Bradley Collection Allis Chalmers Collection
Amrhein Cathedral Andrae Highwheeler Base Hospital 22 Albums
Battle of Manilla Bay Panorama Painting Bay View Glassworks Canes Bishop Henni Cope
Centurama Ribbon Christopher Bach Violin GAR Sketchbooks
Civilian Conservation Corps Cup of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion Daniel Hoan Collection
Face of Golden Justice Flag of the 7th Light Battery Gimbel Brothers Collection
Gugler Lincoln Lithographic Print Gustave Stearns Collection Hamilton Field Propeller
Harold Stanfield Photographs Heine Diaries Home Fair Journal
Hunkel Christmas Pyramid Increase Lapham Bookcase James H. Thompson Diary
Jeremiah Curtin Artifacts Jeremiah Curtin Collection John Sisk Marquette Football Uniform
Kilbourn Daguerreotypes Kirchhoff and Rose Book Klopf Sidewalk Clock
Know Nothing Party Flag Lady Elgin Collection Lighthouse Lens
Lighthouse Library Lindberg Torchlight Parade Mural Louis Frank Album
MacArthur Desk Metik the Eskimo Coat Milwaukee Business Album
Milwaukee County Transit System Collection Milwaukee Sentinel Cup Miss Annie Mae’s Hats
NAACP Youth Council Sweatshirt Naturalization Papers Oberwise Slides
Old Settlers Club Albums Otto Schomberg Bat Blessed Virgin of Pompeii Paintings
Pabst Advertisements Pfister and Vogel Busts Redwork Quilt
Roosevelt Battle Flag Rufus King Fire Trumpet Safety Sam of Allen Bradley
Schlitz Brown Bottle Key Seal of the City of Milwaukee Silk Edition of the Milwaukee Journal
Socialist Party Records Solomon Juneau Frockcoat Solomon Juneau Ledger
Susan Frackelton Punch Bowl Toser Weinstubbe Cask Cover United Community Services Time Capsule
Vanderbilt Cup Race William George Bruce Collection WPA Dolls