Summerfest 50 Exhibit

May 19 through September 29 

A comprehensive exhibit that will be housed at the Milwaukee County Historical Society opens to the public through September, complimented by the current exhibit Memories and Melodies: 200 Years of Milwaukee Music.

An exclusive media preview of the Summerfest 50 Historical Exhibit presented by Pick ‘n Save will be on May 18.

Crossing the Line: The Milwaukee Fair Housing Marches of 1967-1968

October 18th through November 7th 

The traveling display “Crossing the Line: The Milwaukee Fair Housing Marches of 1967-1968” commemorates the 50th anniversary of Milwaukee’s civil rights marches by examining the practices and prejudices that led to segregation in Milwaukee and chronicling the school desegregation and fair housing movements of the 1960s.

It also asks the question, “What can you do to end segregation today?”

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

Saturday, Sept. 9th & Sunday, Sept. 10th
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

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

View Past Exhibits