Artifact Collections

Utilizing the web, the Milwaukee County Historical Society is pleased to provide its members and the public with a series of online tours that detail specific collections within the Artifact Division.

The information in our online collections tours comes from an extensive database of more than 10,000 object records created and managed by the Milwaukee County Historical Society. Many of these records contain only basic information. New accessions are being cataloged on an on-going basis.

Billie the Brownie Collection

Browse objects that relate to an
icon of Milwaukee’s Christmas past.
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Jeremiah Curtin Collection

Interesting objects collected during the travels of this famous ethnographer.
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Paintings Collections

Browse portraits, landscapes, and other works
from the Society’s painting collection.
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Brewery Collections

Advertising, labels, and memorabilia from Milwaukee’s most recognizable industry.
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Susan Frackelton Collection

Browse through the works of
Milwaukee’s foremost pottery
and china painter.
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