EVENTS & EXHIBITIONS

 

Milwaukee County Landmarks Committee 2018 Public Hearing

Wednesday, August 8, 5 p.m. at the Historical Center

The Milw. County Landmarks Committee will hold a public hearing at 5 p.m. on Wed., Aug. 8, at the Historical Society, 910 N. Old World 3rd St.

The subject of this hearing will be consideration of three sites nominated for designation as 2018 Milwaukee County Landmarks. The sites are:
1) Woman’s Club of Wisconsin, 813 E. Kilbourn Ave, Milw. Being considered for historic and architectural significance.
2) North Milwaukee Village Hall, 5151 N. 35th St., Milw. Being considered for historic significance.
3) The site where George Marshall Clark was lynched in 1861, northwest corner of Buffalo and Water streets. Being considered for historic significance.

Persons interested in, or associated with, the potential landmarks may appear at the hearing to give testimony for or against the landmark designation. Questions concerning landmark status or designation process can be directed to the committee secretary at 414-273-8288.


Free Annual Ice Cream Social

Wednesday, August 8th
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Join us for our annual ice cream social event. See the Historical Center building and our exhibit Back Yards to Big Leagues: Milwaukee’s Sports and Recreation History, learn about ways to volunteer, and enjoy a free scoop of Cedar Crest Ice Cream while listening to the music of River Rhythms from our patio.

Milwaukee County Historical Society
910 N. Old World 3rd St.
Milwaukee, WI 53203


Back Yards to Big Leagues: Milwaukee’s Sports and Recreation History

1957 Braves at Spring Training

You know the Brewers and Bucks, and a little about the Braves, but do you know about the Bears, Badgers, Bavarians, and Bonecrushers? How about the Hawks, Does, Chiefs, and Chicks?

Come learn about Milwaukee’s exciting and extensive sports and recreation history at our 2018 feature exhibit.

Milwaukee County Historical Society
910 N. Old World 3rd St.
Milwaukee, WI 53203

 


Meet MKE

Meet MKE is the newest permanent exhibit at the Milwaukee County Historical Society. Showcasing some of the most iconic artifacts in the collection, this exhibit explore Milwaukee history from bridges and breweries to founders and festivals. 

presented by VISIT MILWAUKEE

 

Milwaukee County Historical Center
910 N. Old World 3rd St.
Milwaukee, WI 53203


Milwaukee Kayak & MCHS History Tours

Explore Milwaukee and its history as you paddle down the Milwaukee River. Learn about Milwaukee, past and present, from the viewpoint of the Milwaukee River led by guides from the Milwaukee County Historical Society.

 

Space is limited and online pre-registration is required. These trips will be offered five different days this summer and all trips will be similar. We will paddle upriver as far as time allows before turning around.

Trip includes:

  • Use of kayak or canoe
  • Instruction
  • Milwaukee history interpretation
  • A stop at the Historical Society along the banks of the Milwaukee River with a short tour of the museum

Children age 12 and older can participate with just one chaperone per 10 students.
Please call for information for trips with children ages 11 and under.

This outing is a collaboration between the Milwaukee County Historical Society and Milwaukee Kayak Company. For more information about tickets please contact:

Beth @ Milwaukee Kayak Company
#(414) 301-2240
Email: info@milwaukeekayak.com

Cost: $35 per person ($20 of each ticket will be donated back to the Milwaukee County Historical Society)


Trimborn Harvest of
Art & Crafts

First Weekend After Labor Day
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Please go to www.trimbornfarm.com for exhibitor applications and more information about this annual event.


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