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Published Sept. 4, 2014
Driving down Grange Avenue around the border of Hales Corners and Greendale, the two towns look like typical pleasant suburbs, with assorted shops, strip malls, small businesses and parks mixed in between the cozy subdivisions and homes. And then you come across Trimborn Farm, a seven-and-a-half-acre time machine back to the 1800s, providing a glimpse at the history of the two towns and the city of Milwaukee.
Published Aug. 24, 2014
Lately, a lot of requests have arrived via email asking about how one goes about researching the places they call home. Here are some tips for Milwaukeeans curious about how their abodes came to be and who inhabited them in the past.
Published June 24, 2013
The Milwaukee County Historical Society, 910 N. Old World Third St., has announced the appointment of philanthropy leader Deborah Fugenschuh as its new executive director.
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.
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