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Published March 16, 2013
The Milwaukee County Historical Society has put a new shine on its historic building - built as the Second Ward Savings Bank - in recent years. But the respected institution, which houses an impressive collection of Milwaukee documents, photographs and items on-site and in its warehouse, has also given its web presence a new luster.
Published Dec. 22, 2012
Recently, I was reminded how much Milwaukee has changed in the nearly 30 years I've lived here; how the razing of some buildings and the construction of others has altered the cityscape. But I also realized, later that same day, that it happens all the time and sometimes little things we see every day and take for granted can quietly go dark and often it takes a long time to realize how much has changed.
Published Dec. 20, 2012
Until yesterday, it had been a while since I visited the Milwaukee County Historical Society. But now that I work Downtown again, I'm pledging to come back more frequently. You should, too.
Published Nov. 1, 2012
Do you believe that engaging teens in the arts empowers them? Are you convinced that teaching life and career skills prepares them for future success? Do you love delicious local food, beer and cocktails? If so, you might want to consider attending the ArtWorks for Milwaukee fourth annual Night by the River benefit.
Published Oct. 12, 2012
"Bottoms Up: A Toast to Wisconsin's Historic Bars & Breweries" is an absolutely gorgeous hardcover book published by The Wisconsin Historical Society Press. In it are familiar places like Wolski's, Kegel's Inn and Holler House, alongside a few dozen other gems from around the Badger State. There's a bar located in a circus tent and one in the basement of a dairy barn, among others. We talked to the authors, Jim Draeger and Mark Speltz.
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