EVENTS & EXHIBITIONS

 

Free Milwaukee Heritage Day

Saturday, February 17
9:30am-5pm

Start your day off with a mommy and me yoga session, take a selfie with the first Mayor of Milwaukee, Solomon Juneau, join in a game of Ping Pong in front of our vault, or test your sports knowledge with our interactive quiz or exhibit scavenger hunt.

  • Mommy and Me Yoga (ages 3+): 8:30-9:15am
  • “How to Exercise Without Going to the Gym” with Drew Bidney, DPT, Physical Therapist, Aurora Sports Health: 11am-11:30am
  • Evolution MKE Ping Pong Free Play: 11am-3pm
  • Back Yards to Big Leagues Interactive exhibit: 9:30am-5pm

Visit our Heritage Day Businesses on February 17th.
Usinger’s Famous Sausage & Five O’Clock Steakhouse will be donating a portion of their proceeds for the day to MCHS!

This event is free and open to the public.

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


Olympic Happy Hour

Saturday, February 24
11am-5pm

Wrap up your 2018 Olympic viewing with a visit to “Back Yards to Big Leagues: Milwaukee’s Sports and Recreation History” and receive reduced admission price ($7) to Brew City MKE between 11am-5pm.
Note: The reduced admission ticket can only be purchased at the Milwaukee County Historical Society

At Brew City MKE (located only blocks away in The Shops of Grand Ave) we will have the Olympic Games on our TV and everyone has a chance to win a drink special by answering a Gold, Silver, or Bronze level Olympic Trivia question (answers are within the MCHS exhibit).

  • Gold Medal: Free heritage tap
  • Silver Medal: BOGO any heritage beer
  • Bronze Medal: $1 off any beer

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

and 

Brew City MKE
in the Shops of Grand Ave
275 W Wisconsin Ave
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202


Morning Yoga @ MCHS

Monday, February 26
7-7:45am

Start your week off right with a yoga session at the Milwaukee County Historical Society.

This is free and open to the public.

Includes admission to Back Yards to Big Leagues: Milwaukee’s Sports and Recreation History exhibit until 5pm.

Sponsored by: Aurora Health Care

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


Fitness, Health, Sports, and Beer: A Brew City Legacy

Thursday, March 1
5-8pm

Brew City MKE, the Milwaukee County Historical Society (MCHS), and the Crafty ladies of Beer&Body Wisconsin present this showcase on the long history and correlation between Milwaukee beer, fitness, health, and sports.

Discover through a special Curator led tour at the MCHS’s exhibit Back Yards to Big Leagues: Milwaukee’s Sports and Recreation History, and brew immersive Docent led tour at the Milwaukee Brewing History Exhibit at Brew City MKE how Milwaukee, women, health, and beer has been an integral part in making Milwaukee Brew City!

The event will begin at 5 PM with a short welcome at Brew City MKE where we will start the evening right with your first beer, short walk begins at 6 PM to and from MCHS for your first tour to get in those steps, and end with another beer to get you in the right frame of mind for your second tour of the Brew City MKE exhibit.

This one of a kind MKE experience includes 2 Milwaukee home beers, a Brew City MKE mug, and 2 Exhibit Tours for only $25. Get your tickets today!

Brew City MKE
in the Shops of Grand Ave
275 W Wisconsin Ave
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202


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

1957 Braves at Spring Training

January 19th- April 28th

 

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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