Summer Wine Tasting at the Pabst Mansion

Friday, June 22nd from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. 

An evening fit for a baron is what you will experience as the Pabst Mansion and Milwaukee County Historical Society partner with Ruby Tap. Enjoy 50 wines, great food and music as you tour one Milwaukee’s most elegant addresses.

All attendees receive a Riedel wine glass. Tickets are $40 per person, $35 members.

Thanks to our sponsors, Creative Cuisine and Chuck & Kathie Vogel.

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

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 for exhibitor applications and more information about this annual event.

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