EVENTS & EXHIBITIONS
Thursday, December 5th, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday, December 6th from 1 to 5 p.m. and Saturday, December 7th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Very Merry Milwaukee Picture with Santa Event
Join us for a family favorite at the Milwaukee County Historical Society. All are welcome Sunday, December 8th for a chance to see Santa and his friend, Billie the Brownie. Get your picture taken with Santa, see the Historical Center decorated for the season and enjoy our “Milwaukee Holiday Treasures and Traditions” exhibit.
Visitors can also listen to Mrs. Claus as she reads a holiday favorite, participate in a coloring activity or write a letter to Santa so he doesn’t forget any wishes! Cookies, Hot Chocolate, and Snowman Sundaes will be for sale at Mrs. Claus’ kitchen.
Museum/event Admission is complimentary.
Photos with Santa are $7 each and proceeds support the Museum.
Tuesday, December 10th, 6 p.m.
Learn about the events and people that shaped Wisconsin’s past. Author Dennis McCann will talk about his new book, The Wisconsin Story: 150 People, Places, and Turning Points that Shaped the Badger State and give us an answer into the question, “What makes Wisconsin, Wisconsin?”
There will be copies of this fascinating new book for sale and Dennis will be available for signings. This event is free and all are welcome to attend.
Wednesday, December 18th, 7 p.m.
Did you know that the first commercial typewriter was perfected in Milwaukee in 1868? Did you also know that the site where it was manufactured is near the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena?
Celebrate the 150th Birthday of the typewriter on December 18th at Panther Arena with the Milwaukee Admirals as you enjoy a hockey game! Proceeds from every ticket sold through our MCHS Night page will be donated back to the Milwaukee County Historical Society! Cheer on the Admirals while you support the Historical Society during a night that is sure to be everyone’s type!
On display through November 22nd
On display December 2 through December 28th
On exhibit through Fall 2019 at the Historical Center
How Dry I Am: Prohibition Milwaukee, the Milwaukee County Historical Society’s 2019 feature exhibit, explores Milwaukee during the Prohibition era (1919-1933). How did nationwide Prohibition happen? How did people and businesses face this tumultuous period? What social and cultural shifts occurred? And how did these times impact Milwaukee and the nation? Explore this pivotal time in our history through historic images, audio and visual media, and interactive experiences.
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
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.
These tours are offered each year from May through September and reservations are required. Group outings can also be arranged.
- Use of kayak or canoe
- 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
Cost: $35 per person ($20 of each ticket will be donated back to the Milwaukee County Historical Society)
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.