Milwaukee County Historical Society


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With two weekends bookending Milwaukee Museum Week 2020, there’s even more time to see more museums—and thereby to learn more about Milwaukee’s past, present and future. Read more

A&E Feature

“How Dry I Am: Prohibition Milwaukee,” an examination of city life during the days of the war on alcohol, is currently on display at the Milwaukee County Historical Society. Read more

A&E Feature

Now celebrating its 50th anniversary, the Milwaukee Rugby Football Club (MRFC), the city’s first rugby organization, was founded in 1968. Off the Cuff interviews MRFC veteran Jay Stemper about the organization’s history and current activity. Read more

Off the Cuff


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A listing of Milwaukee Day activities that run the gamut of everything that the city has to offer. Read more

A&E Feature

A group of beer enthusiasts gathered at the Milwaukee County Historical Society’s Brew City MKE exhibit at the Shops of Grand Avenue last night for Evolution to Revolution: Milwaukee Reinvents the Classic Lager. Read more


Local sports fans should be excited for Back Yard to Big Leagues: Milwaukee’s Sports and Recreation History, the just-opened exhibit at the Milwaukee County Historical Society Read more

Milwaukee History

Local historian Thomas H. Fehring, author of The Magnificent Machines of Milwaukee and the Engineers Who Created Them, will take part in the “History for the Holidays” author event at the Milwaukee County Historical Society. Read more


The exhibit teaches patrons about Milwaukee’s rich brewing history while the beer bar slakes their thirst with local offerings. Read more


Want to get involved in socio-political activism? Check out these activities that peacefully push back against discriminatory, reactionary or authoritarian actions and policies of the far right. Read more

Saving Our Democracy

Should Downtown Milwaukee’s Pere Marquette Park have a beer garden or not? The debate is on regarding how best to use this rare, little, urban green space. Read more

News Features

In 1916, Milwaukee could havebeen mistaken for an outpost of German Mittel Europa in the American Midwest.But once war was declared in 1917, Milwaukee’s German culture began to meltaway.Kevin J. Abing from theMilwaukee County Historical.. Read more

Happening Now

On display through April 29, “Melodies and Memories: 200 Years of Milwaukee Music” tells the story of Milwaukee music. Read more

Music Feature

The Milwaukee County Historical Society will host their 63rdAnnual Awards Dinner on Wednesday, May 11 in the Pfister Hotel.The event begins at 6 p.m. with dinner served at 7 p.m.Former television personality Gus Gnorski will be the even.. Read more

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The Milwaukee County Historical Society is reaching deep into Milwaukee’sroots as the brew city to create a comprehensive exhibit about Milwaukee’sbrewing history. The exhibit officially opened Monday. The Historical Society’s.. Read more




There’s muchmore than Summerfest going on around Milwaukee – so much more that “AroundMilwaukee: Other Than Summerfest” required a Part II.It’s notdifficult to have good artistic manners. Always wash the brushes you use. Don’ttake cr.. Read more

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Holiday events can never start too soon in Milwaukee and the Shepherd has put together a list offun activities going on Dec. 5-7. Stay tuned during the rest of December forupdates on the season’s happenings!Friday, Dec. 5ThinkstockHistoric .. Read more

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Epitome of Elegance: The beautifully renovated Milwaukee County Historical Society was a perfect setting for Ten Chimneys’ 10th anniversary gala. Lynn Fontanne, Alfred Lunt and Joe Garton—the latter credited with saving Read more

Happening Now

Known best for her stint on Bravo’s series “The Real Housewives of New York City,” health-conscious housewife Bethenny Frankel will take the Pabst Theater stage to speak on the rites of motherhood and marriage, share diet advice and Read more

Today in Milwaukee

For the better part of a decade, mass culture was mostly unaware of the thriving “Juggalo” subculture that evolved around fans of the rapping-clown group Insane Clown Posse, but that changed this year when the earnest, unintentionally funny Read more

Today in Milwaukee

Miniature treasures inspire awe in the Koss Gallery of the Milwaukee Art Museum (MAM). The exhibit “Intimate Images of Love and Loss: Portrait Miniatures” displays tiny portraits painted with watercolors on ivory. Most of the items measure ... Read more

Visual Arts