EVENTS & EXHIBITIONS
Wednesday, August 14, 6 to 8 p.m.
Enjoy a delicious bowl of Cedar Crest ice cream on the Historical Society patio as you listen to BROTHER at this year’s Ice Cream Social. This annual event is a fun time for people of all ages as we come together to enjoy summer. A special thanks to our sponsor, Cedar Crest Ice Cream, and to Westown for their River Rhythms concert series.
Milwaukee County Landmarks Hearing
Wednesday, August 14, 5 p.m.
1) The former North Milwaukee Village Hall, 5151 N. 35th St. Being considered for historic and architectural significance.
Persons interested in, or associated with, the potential landmark may appear at the hearing to give testimony for or against its designation. Questions concerning landmark status or the designation process can be directed to the committee secretary at 414-273-8288.
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.